Healthy Roasted Cauliflower Salad

Healthy Roasted Cauliflower Salad

This roasted cauliflower salad will brighten up any winter day! At least, that’s what I tell myself as I seriously cionsider getting one of those vitamin D lamps

This bright, hearty cauliflower salad is filled with pickled onions, arugula, dried apricots, and a creamy tahini dressing. It’s a great make-ahead lunch or dinner side dish. Vegan and gluten-free.

Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 30 mins

Total Time: 45 mins

Serves 4 as a side, 2-3 as a main


⭐Florets from 1 small head of cauliflower

⭐Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling

⭐2 cups arugula

⭐1/2 cup cooked Lemon-Herb French Green Lentils

⭐Lemon wedges, for squeezing and serving

⭐1/2 cup Tahini Sauce

⭐¼ cup Pickled Onions

⭐¼ cup pine nuts, sliced almonds, or pepitas

⭐4 dried apricots or dates, diced

⭐¼ cup chopped olives or 1 tablespoon capers

⭐Microgreens, optional

⭐Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


⭐Roast the cauliflower. Preheat the oven to 425°F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

⭐Toss the cauliflower florets with drizzles of olive oil and pinches of salt and pepper and roast for 20 to 25 minutes, or until browned around the edges.

⭐In a medium bowl, toss the arugula and roasted cauliflower with a drizzle with olive oil, a squeeze of lemon, and a pinch of salt.

⭐Spread onto a platter and drizzle ⅓ of the tahini sauce on top.

⭐Sprinkle on the lentils, the pickled onions, pine nuts, apricots, and olives.

⭐Drizzle with the remaining tahini dressing (or as much as you like) and top with microgreens, if using. Season to taste and serve.

Cauliflower Salad Serving Suggestions

I’ve eaten this cauliflower salad recipe three ways: with piping hot cauliflower, at room temperature, and cold from the fridge. All are delicious! It keeps well for a few days, so it’s one of my favorite recipes to make ahead for lunch (find more here!). Enjoy it on its own, or pair it with pita or a Chickpea Salad Sandwich for a heartier meal.

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