This Bacon Cauliflower Salad Recipe is going to become a regular on your menu. Iceberg lettuce with bacon, sweet onion, raw cauliflower, and mild cheddar cheese in a homemade whipped salad dressing.

This easy salad truly is the best for special occasions such as this Pasta Grape Salad recipe!

Bacon Cauliflower Salad in a bowl with spoon.

Cauliflower Salad with Bacon-

Crispy iceberg lettuce with crunchy bacon, raw cauliflower florets and mild cheddar in a creamy homemade dressing. The salad is amazing and so easy to make. All of the ingredients are most likely already in your refrigerator making this salad one you can make over and over again.

The salad is so quick to make and is a hit with adults and kids alike, which doesn’t always happen. Must be the bacon! 🙂 Because, well, because bacon makes everything so much better!

Ingredients for bacon cauliflower salad recipe in a bowl, unmixed.

How do you Make Cauliflower Salad?

  1. Cook bacon pieces.
  2. Cut raw cauliflower into small bite-sized florets.
  3. Finely chop sweet onion.
  4. Cut or break apart iceberg lettuce.
  5. Combine all of the ingredients for the dressing.
  6. Mix salad and enjoy!
How to cut vegetables for cauliflower and bacon salad. Cut vegetables in serving bowls.

Can you make Cauliflower Salad in Advance?

Yes, this salad is wonderful to prepare in advance, it can be made the previous day. Cut all of the ingredients and add to a bowl, cover and keep refrigerated until ready to serve. Prepare salad dressing and keep refrigerated. Mix salad and serve.

NOTE: Since the salad contains lettuce, the salad is best when enjoyed immediately after mixing.

Bacon cauliflower salad in a bowl with a spoon.

I hope you loved this Salad with Bacon! Don’t forget to leave us feedback in the comments below if you try the recipe.

Thanks to my sister-in-law, Nadia for this recipe. 🙂

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Bacon Cauliflower Salad

Author: Valentina
5 from 10 votes
This Bacon Cauliflower Salad is going to become a regular on your menu. Iceberg lettuce with bacon, sweet onion, cauliflower, and mild cheddar cheese with a homemade whipped salad dressing. The perfect salad for any occasion. 
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8 servings



  • 1/2 sweet onion
  • 1/2 head lettuce
  • 1/2 head cauliflower
  • 8 oz bacon
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese



  • Fry the bacon and set onto a paper towel to drain any extra grease. Let cool completely.
  • Finely chop the onion.
  • Cut the lettuce into small pieces. Cut the cauliflower into small florets.
  • In a small bowl, prepare the dressing. Whisk together the mayo, vinegar and sugar.
  • Combine lettuce, cauliflower, bacon, cheese, and onion into a bowl. Add the dressing and mix.
  • Enjoy!


437kcal Calories11g Carbs9g Protein39g Fat11g Saturated Fat52mg Cholesterol501mg Sodium151mg Potassium10g Sugar580IU Vitamin A4.6mg Vitamin C166mg Calcium0.5mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Bacon Cauliflower Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 437 Calories from Fat 351
% Daily Value*
Fat 39g60%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 52mg17%
Sodium 501mg22%
Potassium 151mg4%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 580IU12%
Vitamin C 4.6mg6%
Calcium 166mg17%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)