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Loaded Cauliflower Salad

8 8 8
WW Freestyle: 8
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Chill Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
With a creamy dressing, tender cauliflower, crispy bacon, and cheese, this Loaded Cauliflower Salad is about to become your new summer picnic go-to.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 304


For the Cauliflower Salad

  • 8 cups cauliflower florets
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked to a crisp and crumbled
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • finely chopped parsley, for garnish

For the Dressing

  • 1/2 cup sour cream, (or plain yogurt)
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  • Place cauliflower florets in a cooking pot and cover with cold water; set over high heat and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low; cover the pot and simmer for 3 to 4 minutes, or until cauliflower is fork tender, but not mushy.
  • Drain the cauliflower and run it under cold water to cool it and stop it from cooking further. DRAIN well and pat dry with paper towels.
  • In a large salad bowl combine sour cream, mayonnaise, lemon juice, mustard, salt and pepper; whisk until thoroughly incorporated.
  • Add the prepared cauliflower florets to the dressing and toss gently.
  • Taste for salt and adjust accordingly.
  • Fold in the bacon, green onions, and shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Cover and chill in the fridge for an hour or so.
  • Garnish with parsley. Serve.


  • NET CARBS: 5 g
  • WW POINTS: For those following a WW diet, LOWER your points down to 3 by using turkey bacon, fat free cheddar cheese, and reduced fat sour cream. Omit the mayonnaise and add in more sour cream OR plain yogurt.
Nutrition Facts
Loaded Cauliflower Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 304 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 10g50%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 48mg16%
Sodium 387mg16%
Potassium 504mg14%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 363IU7%
Vitamin C 66mg80%
Calcium 192mg19%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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