A Delicious Chilled Salad for Summer Meals
2 cups small raw cauliflower florets
1 cup coarsely shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 pound of bacon, cooked crisp
1/2 a green pepper chopped small
1/2 a red pepper chopped small
1/2 onion chopped small
1/2 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced
3 stalks of celery chopped small
3 radishes, diced
This recipe is for a side dish, if you are making it the main dish, double it.
1/2 cup olive oil (or oil of your choice)
1 envelope of Good Seasons Salad Dressing Mix (or find the recipe to make it HERE)
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/8 teaspoon of seasoned salt
2 tablespoons warm water
You can adjust the amounts to your taste
Mix all dressing ingredients, and put in refrigerator.
Chop all veggies, crumble bacon and grate cheese
Put veggies, bacon and cheese in a large bowl (with tight fitting lid) and pour half the dressing on them and put the lid on and shake
Open and check the amount of dressing, putting on more a bit at a time and shaking till you reach the amount of dressing you like
If making this for your main dish, you can add more meat to "beef it up" if you like. I like to bake a couple skinless, boneless chicken breasts and refrigerate them. When they are cold, chop them up and toss them in with the veggies and bacon. Any meat would work, ham, pork medallions, even steak. I have never tried seafood, but I bet that shimp would be delicious in this salad.
I serve this with fresh bread and butter, but it would also be good with crackers, or soft flour tortillas.
Have a great weekend and enjoy!