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Cauliflower Salad

This cauliflower salad is tender cauliflower florets tossed with bacon and cheddar cheese in a creamy dressing. A low carb alternative to potato salad that's packed full of savory flavors!
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 314kcal
Author Sara Welch


For the salad

  • 4 cups cauliflower florets cooked, see cooking methods described in post
  • 6 slices bacon cooked and crumbled, plus more for garnish if desired
  • 3/4 cup cheddar cheese cut into small cubes
  • 1/3 cup green onions thinly sliced, plus more for garnish if desired

For the dressing

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste


For the salad

  • Place the cauliflower, bacon, cheese and green onions in a large bowl.

For the dressing

  • Whisk the dressing ingredients together until smooth.
  • Pour the dressing over the cauliflower mixture. Toss gently to coat everything in the dressing. Sprinkle with additional bacon and green onions if desired, then serve.



Calories: 314kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 395mg | Potassium: 286mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 269IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Calcium: 131mg | Iron: 1mg