Bacon & Cheddar Cauliflower Salad
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This simple but delicious Bacon & Cheddar Cauliflower Salad is the perfect side dish for your next picnic or potluck. Throw some meat and veggies on the grill and mix up this easy cauliflower salad and you're good to go! The dressing reminds me of the type of dressing you'd find on a potato salad, but it also has a bit of a honey mustard vibe goin' on. THM S and low carb. (Check out the notes below for allergy info.)
Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: THM S, Low Carb, Sugar Free, Keto
Serves: 8
  • 8 cups chopped fresh cauliflower (approx. 1 large head of cauliflower)
  • ⅔ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons prepared yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons dried minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon THM Super Sweet Blend
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon each smoked paprika, salt, black pepper
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  • ⅔ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons real bacon bits
  1. Whisk the dressing ingredients together. In a large bowl combine the chopped cauliflower, dressing, cheddar cheese, and bacon bits. Mix well. Garnish with additional bacon bits if desired.
  2. I like to let the salad “marinate” in the fridge for 30-60 minutes before serving. Leftovers will keep a day or two in the fridge, but the salad gets softer. If you want to prep this for an event, chop the cauliflower and mix the dressing up in advance; but keep the cauliflower, dressing, cheese, and bacon separate. It’ll take all of 2 minutes to mix it up an hour or two before serving.
  3. PS: I've been getting some questions so I thought I'd clarify here that YES, the cauliflower is raw! It softens a bit in the dressing, but it has a nice crunch to it. It's like a broccoli salad, but with cauliflower. It's not really meant to be a low-carb mock of a potato salad. I'll leave that to the Picnic Radishto Salad on page 224 of Convenient Food, which was specifically formulated for that purpose.
-The dressing might make a good lettuce salad dressing or veggie dip! I would use less salt (to taste) and thin it down if desired. It’s sort of like honey mustard!
-Nutrition info calculated with Duke’s Real Mayonnaise and low-fat sour cream (although full-fat is fine to use too).
-Gluten Free (use non-contaminated ingredients)
-Nut Free
Calories: 209 Fat: 19g Carbohydrates: 5.5g net carbs (minus fiber and sugar alcohols) Protein: 5g
Recipe by Briana Thomas at