This holiday-worthy cauliflower salad is a unique mix of sweet, savory and delicious!
If you read my blog regularly you know I love salad! I eat it most days of the week. I hear from my clients all the time that salad making is too time consuming, but I’ve always had the knack for whipping one up for dinner, lickety split. I actually enjoy it.
That being said, I get bored, too! I go through phases, experimenting with different types of lettuce, sprouts, and microgreens because for me, a salad is all about the greens. That’s why this sliced cauliflower salad with fennel and green apple is a bit of a stretch. Come on, no greens? Is it possible to create a delicious and satisfying salad without lettuce?
Oh, yes it is! This sliced cauliflower salad is a tasty mix of flavor. It’s crunchy with a slight hint of licorice from the fennel. The green apple brings a little sweet and the pomegranate adds a shot of antioxidants (plus a gorgeous color!). The roasted pistachios add a salty bite, but you could certainly use walnuts, almonds or even pine nuts. I tossed it all together with a sweet and tangy maple and miso vinaigrette!
I created this recipe for my Inspired Vegetarian column over at Healthy Aperture. Because of it’s holiday-inspired colors, I think it would be the perfect side salad for Thanksgiving or a New Year’s Eve bash.
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