Tequilaberry Salad

Easy and delicious side salad packed with veggies, bacon, and grapes then drizzled with a sweet creamy dressing. Both adults and kids devour this salad! It’s perfect for a BBQ or quick weeknight side dish, and feeds a crowd.

Lettuce, cauliflower, broccoli and bacon salad

Over the years, I’ve had plenty of variations of side dishes consisting of broccoli or cauliflower mixed with a creamy mayonnaise dressing. But this variation was more recently introduced to me, and I’ve only seen it made by one person, my sister-in-law, Sarah, – that is until I asked her for the recipe – and it is delicious!

Lettuce, cauliflower, broccoli and bacon salad

If you’re wondering why it’s called a Tequilaberry salad, it’s named after a restaurant that used to exist in the Twin Cities area. It must have been a well-liked side on their menu.

It’ll be our little secret 😉 but Sarah got the recipe from a girl who used to work at the restaurant; although, I made a few of my own tweaks. I added apple cider vinegar to the dressing to thin it out a bit and give it a little tang. I also added grapes and slivered almonds for added sweetness and crunch. And bam, my own version of the Tequilaberry salad.

Lettuce, cauliflower, broccoli and bacon salad

So, I have to share with you a little bit about my past weekend. My best friend Lexie got married! Her and her now husband (so weird to say), Hassan, got married in the mountains of Oregon! It was their dream wedding, and from the pictures, it looked like a fairytale. The wedding ceremony was only for immediate family, but the following weekend they had a reception back in Minnesota – also a fairytale. Lexie is such a creative person; it was a Pinterest perfect wedding reception.

And get this; the meal at the reception was brunch! How awesome, right?! I freakin’ love brunch, and the food was amazing! The reception started at 11:30am with mimosas, brunch at 12:30pm, and donuts, dancing and drinking after. We partied the night away. Congratulations to the happy couple! #IfTheShouFits

Lettuce, cauliflower, broccoli and bacon salad

Tequilaberry Salad

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Yield 8-10 people (side dishes)

Easy and delicious side salad packed with veggies, bacon, and grapes then drizzled with a sweet creamy dressing. Both adults and kids love this salad, and its perfect for a BBQ or quick weeknight side dish. 

Ingredients

  • 1 head iceberg lettuce, chopped (small pieces)
  • 1 small head broccoli, stem removed and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • ½ head cauliflower, stem removed and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 cup grapes, halved
  • 1 lb bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • ½ cup slivered almonds

Dressing:

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ shredded parmesan cheese
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Prepare lettuce, vegetables, grapes and bacon. Place ingredients into a large bowl with slivered almonds.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together ingredients for dressing.
  3. Pour dressing over salad in large bowl and mix together. Serve immediately.

Notes

If you want to prepare the salad the night before, place all the ingredients (except for dressing) into a large bowl and cover; place in refrigerator. You can also stir together dressing and place covered in refrigerator. Once ready to serve, stir dressing into salad.

When I cook bacon, I like to lay bacon out on a tinfoil lined baking sheet, and bake for 15 minutes until crispy; flipping over after about 10 minutes. Once bacon is cooked, place bacon onto a paper towel lined plate, and simply throw away the tinfoil.

P.S. This may not be the exact Tequilaberry salad recipe, but I wanted to add my own twists.

Courses Dinner/Lunch

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