Kale cauliflower salad
Even though yesterday was Thanksgiving, which involves plenty of eating, my family and I did pretty good. I just made a kale salad, veggie rice spring rolls, a chicken recipe and my favorite bourbon pecan bars. Not too bad I thought so having this kale cauliflower salad the following day was just perfect!
I have actually make this kale cauliflower salad twice this week. I made double the batch for salad dressing so it really only took me 10 minutes to put it together. It is just so delicious!
I love kale and lucky for me it is readily available where I live. I minced the cauliflower in my food processor and made it into cauliflower rice, or more like, pulverized cauliflower. I have done the same thing with broccoli before. They both work really good when it comes to use it for salads.
The mixture of kale and cauliflower using this cauliflower rice method was nothing but superb. Even my kids liked it.
For the salad dressing you can pretty much use anything you like. I decided to make a cilantro parmesan dressing this time around to change things up a bit but any type of dressing will work.
I hope you had fun with friends and family this Thanksgiving. Christmas is right around the corner so I will try to make some healthier Christmas recipes for you this year. Stay tuned…
Kale cauliflower salad
Miryam's original recipe
Yield: 6 servings
Total Time: 15 minutes
- 10 oz fresh kale
- 1 head of fresh cauliflower
- 1/3 cup dried cranberries
- 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
- 2 tbsp sesame seeds
- 2.5 oz fresh cilantro
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 cup rice wine vinegar
- 4 oz parmesan cheese
- 1 tsp crush black pepper
- pinch Himalayan salt
Cut cauliflower head into small chunks and place it in your food processor. Pulse until the cauliflower is pulverized. In a large bowl add the fresh kale, pulverized cauliflower, cranberries, pumpkin seeds and sesame seeds and set aside.
Add salad dressing ingredients to your food processor and pulse until you obtain a homogenous liquid mixture. Taste and adjust to taste. Transfer mixture to a salad dressing shaker or any other jar of your choice. Pour dressing over the kale and toss to combine. Allow the salad to sit for at least 15-20 minutes to make sure the kale softens.
NOTE: Once the cauliflower is pulverized you can cook it in the microwave for 3 minutes if you like. I didn't.
I am always looking for a great side, I’ll add this one to the menu.
I need this right now!! My iron levels are always low through the winter and this would be a nice, healthy boost!
This salad looks like just what I need after all of the Thanksgiving food I’ve been enjoying! I never would have thought to add cauliflower to a kale salad, but it looks delicious!
What a gorgeous salad! A great way to detox from some holiday overindulging!
Yum! What a healthy and totally delicious looking salad!
I would have never thought to put the cauliflower in a food processor, but that sounds brilliant! Thanks for sharing! :)
I love the idea of pulverized cauliflower…the salad looks gorgeous!
What a lovely way to recover from the holidays! Looks fabulous!
I love everything about this salad! Loving the cauliflower twist!