It's a Grandma Recipe! Cauliflower Pea Salad

As a child I shied away from sweets and candy and turned up my nose at chocolate, but boy did I love my vegetables! I still do!

This one is one you will find versions of literally all over and in many forms. It's in almost any church or school or fundraising cookbook... and for good reason! It's delicious. It's just like one of the cold summer salads your Grandma and Mom make and now you can too!

Cauliflower Pea Salad

1 head cauliflower
1 bag frozen peas, thawed
1 red onion diced
1 each red pepper, diced
1 yellow pepper, diced
6-8 cherry tomatoes, quartered or halved (save juice)
1/2 pound bacon crisp and crumbled (reserve some for garnish)
8 oz cheese, grated (cheddar or pepper jack) (reserve some for garnish)
1 dry packet ranch dressing mix (3 T)
1 cup sour cream
2 cups mayonnaise
1/2 cup milk

Break the cauliflower in bite sized pieces, add finely diced peppers, pea's, tomatoes and onion, bacon. Sprinkle top with reserved bacon and cheese. Mix the sour cream, mayo and mix with the ranch dressing. Add to the salad. Gently stir in the cheese. Top with sprinkled reserved bacon crumbles and a bit of cheese. Chill and serve.Print Friendly and PDF