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Loaded Cauliflower Salad

overhead view of loaded cauliflower salad in white bowl.

We took all of the fixings for a baked potato and put them in this cold cauliflower salad! With chunks of cheddar, crispy bacon, green onions, and a simple dressing made of sour cream and mayo, this is the perfect summer side dish.

We took all of the fixings for a baked potato and put them in this cold cauliflower salad! With chunks of cheddar, crispy bacon, green onions, and a simple dressing made of sour cream and mayo, this is the perfect summer side dish.

Yield 6 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 large head cauliflower
  • ⅓ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon white distilled vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cracked pepper
  • 8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup cubed cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped chives or scallions

Instructions

  1. Chop the cauliflower into bite-sized pieces and place in a large microwave safe bowl.
  2. Add 2 tablespoons of water to the bowl. Cover with plastic wrap.
  3. Microwave for 4 minutes. Let sit for 2 minutes and then carefully remove the plastic wrap and drain water from the bowl.
  4. Let cool for 20 minutes.
  5. Add the sour cream, mayonnaise, vinegar, salt, and pepper to a small mixing bowl and whisk to combine. 
  6. Pour the sour cream mixture over the cauliflower. Add the bacon, cheddar, and chives to the bowl. Stir well to combine.
  7. Place in the fridge to chill for at least 2 hours before serving.

Nutrition Information:

Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 283Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 838mgCarbohydrates: 8gNet Carbohydrates: 5gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 13g

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