Cauliflower and Pea Salad, a delicious popular creamy salad, ideal for a picnic or side dish to any meal. Very easy recipe with a homemade dressing sauce.

Cauliflower and Pea Salad, a delicious popular creamy salad, ideal for a picnic or side dish to any meal. Very easy recipe with a homemade dressing sauce.

Cauliflower and Pea Salad.  Gosh! This is such an easy and quick recipe to prepare and always a hit at potlucks, parties, BBQ's and also to have for a weeknight as a side dish.

This delicious cauliflower and pea salad recipe is very simple to make, and the homemade dressing is creamy and holds the whole salad together giving you a really tasty side dish for any meal.

The addition of crispy bacon sprinkled on the top adds to another flavor and texture dimension, giving you a salty taste up against the creaminess and slightly sweet salad dressing. It's a combination which is so delicious!

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This is a great salad to make ahead of time. We recommend at least an hour refrigerating so the flavors have time to develop, but you can make this the night before, and just sprinkle the bacon and cashew nuts when you're ready to serve.

We've got lots of different salad recipes so if you're planning on hosting a get-together with family or friends, for example, over Thanksgiving or for a Summertime party, you could make a variety of salads so there's something for everyone to enjoy.

This cauliflower and pea salad will go with almost any main dish, and it's particularly tasty with our oven-baked chicken!

Cauliflower and Pea Salad, a delicious popular creamy salad, ideal for a picnic or side dish to any meal. Very easy recipe with a homemade dressing sauce.

There are some ingredients in this easy salad that you can swap, for example, if you don't like chickpeas, you can either leave them out or add some extra bacon if you're looking for more protein.

The celery adds a lovely crunch and gives a refreshing taste to the salad. If you're not a fan of celery, swap for cucumber.

It's really that simple! After all, recipes are there as a guide and you can often mix and match salad ingredients to suit what you enjoy.

Ingredients

The Salad

Fresh cauliflower, cut into bite-size pieces
½ cup Frozen peas, thawed and drained
1 Scallion
1 Small onion, diced (red onions also taste good in this)
3 or 4 sticks of celery, diced
2 rashers cooked bacon
1 cup cooked and drained chickpeas (optional)
2 Tablespoons cashew nuts

The Dressing

1 cup or 240 g miracle whip or your choice of mayo
4 Tblsp buttermilk
1 tsp sugar
Salt & pepper to taste

Cauliflower and Pea Salad, a delicious popular creamy salad, ideal for a picnic or side dish to any meal. Very easy recipe with a homemade dressing sauce.

Instructions

  1. Prepare the cauliflower by cutting into bite-sized pieces.
  2. Cook the bacon until crispy and chop into small pieces.
  3. Drain the chickpeas.
  4. Defrost the peas on some kitchen paper.
  5. Dice the onion and celery
  6. Chop the scallion.
  7. Make the dressing by adding all the ingredients to a bowl and stirring until well combined. Season with salt and pepper and taste.
  8. Add all the salad ingredients EXCEPT the bacon and cashew nuts to a large mixing bowl and pour the dressing over.
  9. Using a large spoon, carefully combine the dressing so all the salad is coated.
  10. Transfer to a salad bowl and sprinkle the bacon and cashew nuts on the top. Cover and refrigerate for an hour before serving.
Cauliflower and Pea Salad, a delicious popular creamy salad, ideal for a picnic or side dish to any meal. Very easy recipe with a homemade dressing sauce.

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Cauliflower and Pea Salad, a delicious popular creamy salad, ideal for a picnic or side dish to any meal. Very easy recipe with a homemade dressing sauce.

Cauliflower and Pea Salad

Yield: 6 - 8
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Cauliflower and Pea Salad, a delicious popular creamy salad, ideal for a picnic or side dish to any meal. Very easy recipe with a homemade dressing sauce.

Ingredients

The salad ingredients

  • Fresh cauliflower, cut into bite-size pieces
  • ½ cup or 120g Frozen peas, thawed and drained
  • 1 Scallion
  • 1 Small onion, diced (Red or green onions also taste good in this)
  • 3 or 4 sticks of celery, diced
  • 2 rashers cooked bacon
  • 1 cup cooked and drained chickpeas (optional)
  • 2 Tablespoons cashew nuts

The Dressing

  • 1 cup or 240 g miracle whip or your choice of mayo
  • 4 Tablespoons buttermilk
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

    1. Prepare the cauliflower by cutting in to bite sized pieces.
    2. Cook the bacon until crispy and chop in to small pieces.
    3. Drain the chickpeas.
    4. Defrost the peas on some kitchen paper.
    5. Dice the onion and celery
    6. Chop the scallion.
    7. Make the dressing by adding all the ingredients to a bowl and stirring until well combined. Season with salt and pepper and taste.
    8. Add all the salad ingredients EXCEPT the bacon and cashew nuts to a large mixing bowl and pour the dressing over.
    9. Using a large spoon, carefully combine the dressing so all the salad is coated.
    10. Transfer to a salad bowl and sprinkle the bacon and cashew nuts on the top.
    11. Cover and refrigerate for an hour before serving.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 309Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 21gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 428mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 7g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate

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