Eileen Blick browns bread crumbs and grates fresh cauliflower for the top layer of this sensational salad that features a fast-to-fix Parmesan dressing. "I make this unique salad for everything from potlucks to special occasions," says the Andale, Kansas reader.
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VERIFIED BY Taste of Home Test Kitchen
- 1 cup dry bread crumbs
- 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
- 10 cups torn romaine
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 1-3/4 cups coarsely grated cauliflower
- In a small skillet, brown bread crumbs in butter; set aside. Place the romaine in a large salad bowl. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper. Pour over romaine and toss to coat. Top with cauliflower and reserved crumbs. Serve immediately. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Originally published as Cauliflower Romaine Salad in Quick Cooking September/October 2002, p46