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Cauliflower Salad

IMG_8719This cauliflower salad was inspired by a want for something heart, filling, but also light. I miss my quinoa salads that I have cut out for a short time and wanted something that felt grainy and robust…so I used cauliflower as a hearty base!


What I love about this, is that it is robust and hearty and filling…yet, by using super fresh ingredients and citrus, it still maintains a light and fluffy quality that makes you feel great while you’re eating it…plus, it’s LOADED with veggie power!


1 head steamed cauliflower

1 cup coconut

2 cups cooked/diced beets

1 cup raw, diced carrots

1 cup raw, chopped celery

1 cup raw, diced onion

1 orange (juice, zest, and chopped)

herbs (I used mint…but cilantro would also be amazing!)

nut/seed optional (I chopped pistachios to top it with!)


Dressing Ingredients:

1/4 cup olive oil

2 tbsps ACV or umami plum vinegar

2 tbsps maple syrup

salt and pepper to taste


Chop 1 head of cauliflower and steam

Chop beets and boil

While cauliflower and beets are cooking- dice carrots and onions, chop the celery, chop herbs, and mix together dressing ingredients.

Once cauliflower has cooked, use a food processor to pulse it into a fine “rice” like texture.

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Next, add in all of your chopped ingredients, coconut, and dressing!

The longer this sits, the more the flavors will soak in and develop. I topped this with orange zest, mint, and chopped pistachios!


Try this out and let us know what you think! I promise you will not be disappointed…this is such a fun and refreshing dish that easily lends itself from summer into fall! Take pictures and #holisticrendezvous and tag us @holisticrendezvous so we can see your recreations and hear your opinions! Peace and Love, B

2 comments on “Cauliflower Salad

  1. The Planted Vegan
    August 24, 2015

    I love the idea of using coconut in it! Sounds delicious!

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