Marinated Cauliflower Recipe -
Marinated Cauliflower Recipe
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Marinated Cauliflower

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"Raw cauliflower marinated in Italian dressing."

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  • PREP

    20 mins

    12 hrs 30 mins


  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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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 28, 2007

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!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 20, 2010

I did not care for this recipe. I will try it again but I am going to try blanching the cauliflower before marinating. I think that will give the dish more flavor. I found it very bland.

Sep 10, 2009

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!

Jun 14, 2008

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!

Mar 21, 2012

I didn't want over-marinated cauliflower so I cut the amounts of the italian dressing and mayonnaise in half. I used a homemade italian dressing. Three out of four of us thought this was really good--I actually ate the rest as a snack last night. Next time, I might try to make this lighter using part nonfat greek yogurt in place of some of the mayonnaise. NOTE: The longer it sits, the better it tastes--if you have time, try to make this as early as you can before you have to serve it.

Apr 02, 2005

I was looking for a quick way to use up a head of cauliflower so I used this recipe. It was ok. I didn't want to give it a bad rating, since I am the first to review. Suggestion: I'd go easy with the dressing and use real bacon. It was pretty good and very easy. I think some may like it more than I did. Thanks for the recipe.

Jan 26, 2008

Fresh vegetables and I are not best of friends!! However, I couldn't get enough cauliflower when I fixed this dish. It is outstanding. (and easy to make.)

Sep 11, 2007

I took this dish to a family reunion and there wasn't a drop left. Everyone requested the recipe. It was delicious. Thank you for sharing the recipe.


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  • Calories
  • 257 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 6.2 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 13 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 25.1 g
  • 39%
  • Fiber
  • 1.4 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 3.6 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 634 mg
  • 25%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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