This salad recipe is one that my mother always made and served when she had a restaurant. It was always very popular and surprisingly the men who ate there really loved it. Men and salads don't always click for some reason.
This is a great salad to make for a crowd or to take to a potluck, because it makes a lot and you can make it the night before. Actually it's best made at least a few hours ahead of time. This is a good salad to serve alongside any type of food, but it's surprisingly good with Italian food like lasagna or spaghetti. It's also a good salad for the fall and winter months because the ingredients are not seasonal and are good all year round in the grocery. Here is what you will need for this:
1/2 head of iceberg lettuce, torn in bite size pieces
1 large head of cauliflower, broken into bite size florets
1 medium green pepper, cut in rings
1 medium onion cut in rings ( a purple onion is really pretty for this)
1/2 lb bacon, fried crisp and crumbled
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup mayonnaise
3 Tbs. sugar
1 Tbs. apple cider vinegar
In a large glass salad bowl or even a trifle dish works well for this, place the torn lettuce in the bottom. Add the cauliflower. Mix the mayonnaise, sugar, and vinegar together. Spread over the cauliflower and lettuce. Sprinkle the Parmesan over that. Add the onion and green pepper rings. Finish with the crumbled bacon. Chill for 2 to 4 hours. Toss just before serving.