Tequillaberry Salad

Posted by on July 8, 2013 in Recipes, Salads | 31 comments

Tequillaberry Salad

Tequillaberry Salad?

Such a strange name for a salad! Well, the name comes from the Tequillaberry Restaurant in Coon Rapids, MN, which served this salad. It is no longer in business, but the salad lives on. The name is very different and has nothing to do with the ingredients or taste! A better name would be Cauliflower, Bacon and Parmesan Salad, I guess, but people know it as Tequillaberry Salad. Yes, a unique name, but a delicious salad!!

I’m not sure that this is the authentic original recipe, but it is quite similar! I have found a few variations around, and I sometimes add a couple of additional items as well just for more color.

I recently served this Tequillaberry Salad at a family gathering and not a bit was left! Everyone loved it!


1 head of iceberg lettuce torn into pieces ( I mix iceberg with romaine and sometimes endive for added color or just using iceberg is fine, too.)

3 cups (approx.) of cauliflower (chopped) I made a large recipe and used a full head of cauliflower

1 lb. bacon, fried and crumbled (or more)

1 or 2 bunches of green onions or 1/2  med. red onion, chopped

3/4  cup shredded Parmesan Cheese (or more)

Green Peas (Optional)

Dressing:  Mix 2 cups of Mayo, 1/2 c white sugar and 4 tbsp of milk    Mix this early and place in your refrigerator  so the sugar melts. If you have extra dressing, it will keep in the refrigerator for a week.

Tequillaberry Salad

Ingredients for salad


Add all ingredients in a large bowl.

Add dressing just before serving and mix well.   Top with more shredded Parmesan Cheese

Optional: Sprinkle with shredded cheddar, add thawed frozen peas

Serves 12


Tequillaberry Salad   www.grandparentsplus.com

This is one of my favorite salads!


Phyllis (Oma)

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  1. Your salad looks awesome! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a fantastic day!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  2. YUMMO! This looks delicious! I look forward to the things you share with us each week at Tips & Tricks – they’re so good! Thanks so much for linking this up with us… this week’s party just went live. Hope you can join in the fun!

    • Thank you! This is a delicious salad! See you at the next party!

  3. Wait, so no tequila inside?! What good is a salad if it’s not a little boozy?!
    Just kidding, this looks super yummy! Thanks for linking to it at #tryabitetuesday!

  4. Spotted you over at Try A Bite Tuesday and HAD to come and investigate. This sounds delicious! I was really REALLY curious about what a tequillaberry was (is that what they make tequila from? I didn’t know agave plants had berries!) but you explained it right at the start and satisfied my curiousity 😉 And best of all– this is something I can eat on my super-restrictive diet! I’m so happy!

    • Terrific! Glad it is a good one for you!

  5. I am seeing so many salads these days with scrumptious goodies, especially bacon.
    Thanks for stopping by the #OMHGWW this week!!
    Have a great week!

    • Yes! Bacon makes it good!

  6. Thanks for sharing your delicious salad recipes on the Summer Salads Party. I’ve pinned them to my board for the party. Can’t wait to try some of them out!

  7. Yummmy! Thanks Phyllis for linking your special salad to Project Inspire{d}!

  8. This is different. Would have to try this. I found your recipe over at the Create, Link, Inspire Tuesday link party at Naptime Creations. I host Tickle My Tastebuds Tuesday and would love it if you would come over and share this recipe. I’m sure our party goers would love it! Here is the link http://bit.ly/1jlh94r. Have a wonderful day!

  9. I love trying new salads this time of year, and this one looks delicious. Can’t wait to try it! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

    • Thanks! How nice of you!

  10. I love the salad name! I’m pinning for later. Thanks for sharing on LOBS!

    • Thanks for pinning! I’m sure it will become a favorite!

  11. This looks sooo good! I can not WAIT to try it! I haven’t made a great salad in a while — stuck on the same old thing everyday and this will definitely break the routine!

  12. Yumm! Pinning to the Monday Funday pin board! Thanks for linking!

  13. Dude, bacon & cheese on a salad? Funny name, or not….I’m sold! This sounds great; a nice way to sneak some caulli in, too! Saw this posted on What -To-Do Weekends, have a great day.

  14. Different! I will have to try it! Thank you for sharing at Give Me The Goods!

    Amber@ Dimples & Pig Tales

  15. Sounds good! Reminds me of layer salad I like.

  16. Good for you for saving a bit of history! This sounds like a nice picnic salad. Thanks for sharing at What’d You Do This Weekend.

  17. Yum! looks SOO good!

    • Thank you! It is!

  18. This looks great. I will be featuring this tonight at my Sizzle into Summer party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I’ve Been Featured button. Thanks.

  19. Looks delicious! My husband won’t eat peas so maybe I can substitute corn.
    Thanks for sharing at Tuesdays with a Twist!
    Hope to see you again this week.


  20. Found you through Frugal Fooddie Mama Marvelous Monday. =)

    I would love for you to share and link up at my weekly TGIF Link Party if you haven’t already this week. Your favorite posts, most popular, recent or new! The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday’s at midnight. Followed by (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday! http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/.

    I would be honored if you join us and follow to stay connected Have a wonderful week!

    Hugs, Cathy

  21. I love the name of this salad…plus it has bacon. I’m SOLD! I’m going to pin it for later in the week. Thanks!

  22. Sounds tasty! Have you tried sub’ing out the sugar with any other sweeteners, like honey? Thanks for sharing this on Waste Not Want Not Wednesday, I’ve pinned it 🙂

  23. Loved this salad! It’s about the only thing I miss from there. Thanks for the recipe.


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