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Cauliflower Salad

With the warm weather coming back in, it’s time for nice cool salads again. Cauliflower is expensive in Kuwait – most countries where I have made this, it is reasonable, but in Kuwait, I guess it is very special. Probably because it is more of a cold weather vegetable. You can get it here, but even in the markets, it is dear.

Ladies seem to like this one a lot more than men do, or at least AdventureMan doesn’t like it, but it disappears in a heartbeat at a ladies lunch:

1 head lettuce
1 head cauliflower, broken into small pieces
1 lb bacon, fried crisp and crumbled (in Kuwait, use beef or turkey, and make sure it is crisp!)
6 green onions, sliced, especially the green parts

Blend together:
2 cups mayonnaise
1/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, grated

Layer lettuce, cauliflower, bacon and onion in large salad bowl. Spread dressing over the top. Seal with Saran-type wrap and refrigerate overnight. Toss just before serving.

(In the interest of waistlines, I usually use a cup of non-fat yoghurt in place of one cup of mayonnaise; it isn’t quite so rich but the difference is barely discernible.)

(In Kuwait, mix up the mayonnaise, sugar, parmesan cheese first, and give it plenty of time for the sugar to melt; sugar in Kuwait is not refined as finely as in the US, and sugar grit in the salad dressing is too distracting!)

March 6, 2008 - Posted by | ExPat Life, Kuwait, Living Conditions, Recipes


  1. I love salads. I will give it a try!

    Comment by Big Pearls | March 6, 2008 | Reply

  2. Looks good! Will let you know…

    Comment by bbq8 | March 6, 2008 | Reply

  3. I hope you like it!

    Comment by intlxpatr | March 6, 2008 | Reply

  4. I love cauliflower! Try eating it with Oyster sauce!

    Comment by Olórin | March 7, 2008 | Reply

  5. Ooooh, that sounds good! Also raw cauliflower with French dressing. Yummm!

    Comment by intlxpatr | March 8, 2008 | Reply

  6. mmm, sounds good! I will have to try this with veggie bacon 🙂

    Comment by Maria | March 9, 2008 | Reply

  7. Maria, be sure to mix the dressing first, so the sugar dissolves. Here in Kuwait, the sugar is bigger, more granular, and if you don’t give it enough time to melt, it can be a little gritty!

    Comment by intlxpatr | March 9, 2008 | Reply

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