Great make-ahead salad with your favorite greens, cauliflower, broccoli, tomatoes and bacon. Can be served immediately, too. Check the notes for dairy-free and meatless versions. Only 5g carbs (4g net).
Place the lettuce on the bottom of a medium bowl, then layer the cauliflower, broccoli, and green onion. Don't fill the bowl more than two-thirds full as you need room to toss the salad. A plastic bowl with a locking lid is perfect for this recipe, particularly if you will be taking it somewhere.
In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese and Allulose to make a dressing. Spread the mixture over the onion layer in the bowl, being sure to seal the edges of the salad.
Fry the bacon until crisp, then drain on a paper towel. Crumble it on top of dressing.
Tightly cover the bowl and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
Add tomatoes and mix well just before serving.
Pressed for time? This recipe is called 8-Hour Salad and as such it's great to make ahead, whether to take somewhere or just get some prep out of the way. But there is nothing that says it has to refrigerate for eight hours. I've made it and served immediately many times and it tasted exactly the same!Gluten-free: the recipe is naturally gluten-free.Dairy-free: omit cheese in dressing.Vegetarian: omit the bacon.Not low carb: use any brand of mayonnaise and real sugar. Can increase tomatoes to 1 cup if desired. May use chopped white or yellow onions (up to 1/2 cup) instead of green onions.
Low Carb 8-Hour Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 547Calories from Fat 531
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 10g50%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 28g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
Vitamin A 720IU14%
Vitamin C 22.7mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.