Ranch Cauliflower Salad

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Topped with bacon and cheese and flavored with a ranch dressing mix, this Ranch Cauliflower Salad is a great side dish any night of the week. This salad featuring romaine lettuce, ranch dressing and bacon is reminiscent of the traditional seven layer salad without so many vegetables and the layers.

Topped with bacon and cheese and flavored with a ranch dressing mix, this Ranch Cauliflower Salad is a great side dish any night of the week.

Fresh Cauliflower Salad Recipe:

This Ranch Cauliflower Salad may be a bit more kid-friendly than other salads, at least it was for our family. If your family members and friends are not big fans of onion, just leave it out of the salad.

Barbara brought this fresh cauliflower salad recipe to our family Easter and it is now added to our “go-to” menu for family gatherings, along with the Cold Crab Party Dip and Iced Thumbprint Cookies here on the blog.

This is another awesome recipe from the Pot O’ Gold Cookbook from the St. Patrick Altar Society of Imogene, Iowa. I think the sheer number of delicious recipes on our blog from this cookbook just solidifies the fact that we all know…church cookbooks are the bomb!

Some of our other favorite Pot O’ Gold recipes are Crock Pot Ground Beef Acapulco Enchiladas, Instant Pot Buttery Chicken, and Crock Pot Baked Beans with Pineapple.

Topped with bacon and cheese and flavored with a ranch dressing mix, this Ranch Cauliflower Salad is a great side dish any night of the week.

 

How to Make Ranch Cauliflower Salad:

Instructions:

  1. Combine dressing mix, mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, onion (optional) and milk in a large bowl.
  2. Add romaine lettuce and cauliflower and toss until coated.
  3. Pour salad mix into a large casserole dish and spread evenly.
  4. Sprinkle with cheese and bacon pieces.
  5. Cover and store in refrigerator until ready to serve.

Full recipe for raw cauliflower salad with bacon is at the bottom of this post.

Topped with bacon and cheese and flavored with a ranch dressing mix, this Ranch Cauliflower Salad is a great side dish any night of the week.

Notes about this Romaine Salad with Bacon and Cheese:

  • Be sure to cut the cauliflower into bite-size pieces so it is easier to get some on your fork along with the Romaine lettuce, bacon and cheese.
  • This fresh cauliflower salad uses real bacon, but you could save time with the real bacon bits that are prepackaged.
  • You can definitely make this raw Cauliflower Salad with lettuce ahead of time and store in the refrigerator.

 

Topped with bacon and cheese and flavored with a ranch dressing mix, this Ranch Cauliflower Salad is a great side dish any night of the week.

If you are loving this cauliflower salad with lettuce, try some more of our favorite salad recipes.

Old Fashioned Pea Salad

Grandma’s Cherry Fluff

Southern Vegetable Salad

Italian Green Bean Salad

Red Bean Salad

Ranch Cauliflower Salad

Topped with bacon and cheese and flavored with a ranch dressing mix, this Ranch Cauliflower Salad is a great side dish any night of the week.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cauliflower salad with lettuce, fresh cauliflower salad recipe, Ranch Cauliflower Salad, raw cauliflower salad, raw cauliflower salad with bacon, romaine salad with bacon and cheese
Servings: 16
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 1 head romaine shredded
  • 1 head cauliflower cut up
  • 1 pkg. 1 oz. Hidden Valley Ranch dressing mix
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 small onion may be omitted
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 pkg 16 oz. bacon, cooked and cut into bits
  • 1 pkg 16 oz. shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

  • Mix dressing mix, mayonnaise, onion, Parmesan cheese and milk in a bowl.
    Topped with bacon and cheese and flavored with a ranch dressing mix, this Ranch Cauliflower Salad is a great side dish any night of the week. This salad featuring romaine lettuce, ranch dressing and bacon is reminiscent of the traditional seven layer salad without so many vegetables and the layers.
  • Add lettuce and cauliflower and toss until coated.
    Topped with bacon and cheese and flavored with a ranch dressing mix, this Ranch Cauliflower Salad is a great side dish any night of the week. This salad featuring romaine lettuce, ranch dressing and bacon is reminiscent of the traditional seven layer salad without so many vegetables and the layers.
  • Pour into a 13 x 9-inch dish.
  • Sprinkle with shredded cheese and bacon bits.
    Topped with bacon and cheese and flavored with a ranch dressing mix, this Ranch Cauliflower Salad is a great side dish any night of the week. This salad featuring romaine lettuce, ranch dressing and bacon is reminiscent of the traditional seven layer salad without so many vegetables and the layers.
  • Chill until ready to serve.

Notes

  • Be sure to cut the cauliflower into bite-size pieces so it is easier to get some on your fork along with the Romaine lettuce, bacon and cheese.
  • This fresh cauliflower salad uses real bacon, but you could save time with the real bacon bits that are prepackaged. 
  • You can definitely make this Ranch Cauliflower Salad ahead of time and store in the refrigerator.
  • If you love this fresh salad, try our famous Pea Salad recipe. 

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Topped with bacon and cheese and flavored with a ranch dressing mix, this Ranch Cauliflower Salad is a great side dish any night of the week.

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