Friday, 1 June 2012

Cauliflower Taco Salad

The Lowly Cauliflower....Who knew it could be elevated to such GREATNESS!  Truly, this salad will be a staple this summer, as I need to spread the word about it!

I first encountered this salad at a church potluck.  Alas, I was serving and by the time I got in line to eat it was GONE!  A true testimony to its AWESOMENESS!  But, I was in luck....The maker of this knockout salad had a daughter who is equally amazing at making said salad and she made it for the next church potluck.  And this time I pushed and shoved to the front of the line and was able to taste and savour THE BEST SUMMER SALAD EVER!!

Ok, I think you get the idea.  It is awesome, amazing, brilliant and......cauliflower....with a secret power...Nacho Chips!

On with the recipe.


1 head of cauliflower
4 green onions
1/2 cup of sour cream
1/2 cup of mayonnaise or Miracle Whip
1 TBSP of Taco Seasoning
1 Bag of Nacho Tortilla chips - slightly crunched into smaller pieces.

What to do:

Ah here she is the Foxy Lady...

1.  Chop up cauliflower into bite-sized pieces

2.  Also chop up  green onions.

3. Combine in large bowl...(easy so far eh?!)

4.  In separate bowl combine sour cream, mayo (or Miracle Whip), and taco seasoning. 

5. Mix well.  If you want you can do above steps earlier in the day and have them ready for when you need them.


6.  Make sure these are crunched to a smaller size.

7.  Right before you want to serve this salad, combine dressing and cauliflower mixture.

8. Add crunched taco chips.  Combine well and serve to happy people!!!  They will be happy to know that the salad isn't just greens...but TACO CHIPS!!!


  1. Some variations include:
    - use all mayo instead of using sour cream
    - leave the green onions in the garden to grow up a while longer :)
    - add a red pepper - adds crunch and color!
    - a cup of grated cheddar is marvy... adds even more color...
    - BBQ corn chips can be used instead of the nacho chips, they're a little smaller and have a slightly hotter flavour.
    - a dash of salt and pepper snazzies it up a bit too.
    - the taco seasoning is optional if your family finds the chips add enough heat :)

    Love, love, love this salad!

  2. so cool that people have their spins on this salad. I am so glad to have discovered it!