Marinated Cauliflower

Marinated Cauliflower

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"Raw cauliflower marinated in Italian dressing."

Ingredients 12 h 30 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 257 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 257 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 25.1 g
  • 39%
  • Carbs:
  • 6.2g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 3.6 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 13 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 634 mg
  • 25%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place cauliflower in a large bowl and cover with Italian dressing. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Drain cauliflower and stir in mayonnaise, bacon bits and cheese.
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  1. 35 Ratings


Okay Y'all! This was super yummy! I made a few slight changes but nothing major. Instead of the entire bottle of dressing, I used about 3/4 of the bottle. I didn't marinate overnight. I only marinated for 3 hours. This was *perfect*. When it came time for the mayo, I used 1/2 a cup rather than the whole cup. So glad I did this. I think the full cup of mayo would have been enough to overpower the dressing. Once I added the last ingredients in, I put it back in the fridge for another hour or so. We all really enjoyed this. I'll be making it again, for certain!


Wow....this is seriously yummy! This recipe is a keeper! I added chopped red onions, salt/pepper and garlic powder to the mayo. Then before serving, topped with fresh chopped chives and parsley from my garden. Also, I used real bacon bits and used freshly grated parmesan! I made a second batch and used shredded yellow extra sharp cheese, and used white sweet onion instead of the red....sensational!! I am amazed and shocked that cauliflower can taste so good prepared this way! Note: Save drained dressing for another use. Also, very important.....reserve a few TBS. of the dressing to add to mayo! It adds a special zesty kick!! Adding minced garlic from a jar makes this extra super delicious for you garlic lovers!! And you can marinate this for as long as you like! Two-Three days is perfect! The base for this cauliflower would make a perfect pasta salad!


This is WONDERFUL!!! I dislike raw cauliflower, but this looked interesting so we decided to try it. Now I look forward to getting cauliflower just to have this salad!!! Very very yummy and something different to add to the table! Try it! You'll be pleasantly surprised!