Easy Cauliflower Salad

Easy Cauliflower Salad

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Crunchy cauliflower florets with nuts, dried fruit, sweet cherry tomatoes, parmesan cheese, all dressed up with a lemony vinaigrette. It’s the perfect summer salad for all occasions. Even my hubby who doesn’t care for salad raved about it!

Summer is just beginning so it’s a good time to share my favorite summer salad recipes. This cauliflower salad is a winner every time I make it. It’s crunchy, sweet, and a little bit salty from the parmesan cheese. The lemony dressing adds a burst of flavor, it’s so easy and so good!

Let’s eat!🤍

Easy Cauliflower Salad

Crunchy cauliflower florets with nuts, dried fruit, sweet cherry tomatoes, parmesan cheese, all dressed up with a lemony vinaigrette. It's the perfect summer salad for all occasions. Even my hubby who doesn't care for salad raved about it!
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Lunch, Salads, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 142 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 head cauliflower chopped in small pieces, about 4 cups
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup low-sugar craisins use any kind of dried fruit you like
  • 1/4 cup toasted sliced almonds
  • 2 tbsp sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese

Lemon Vinaigrette

  • 1/4 cup avocado or olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon, zested
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1-2 tsp honey
  • 2 tbsp shallot or red onion, minced
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

Vinaigrette

  • Add all ingredients to a small bowl or mason jar. Whisk or shake until well combined and thickened.

Assemble salad

  • Add cauliflower florets to a medium size bowl. Top with tomatoes, nuts, and dried fruit. Pour the vinaigrette over the salad and toss to coat. Transfer to a serving plate or wide bowl and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.

Notes

Make ahead- This salad can be made a day in advance. Leave off the parmesan cheese until ready to serve. 
Roast cauliflower- If you don’t like raw cauliflower you can roast the florets in a 400° degree oven for 20 minutes with a little olive oil, salt and pepper. This is soooo good! Let the cauliflower cool before you assemble the salad. 
 
This recipe could easily serve 5 people. 
 
Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only and should be understood as an estimate rather than a guarantee. The Menu Maid makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information.
 
 
 
Keyword cauliflower, Cheese, low calorie, low carb, Nuts, Salad, Seeds, Vegetarian

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