Cauliflower Salad with Walnut & Garlic Dressing

Cauliflower Salad 1

Spring is finally here! Have a beautiful weekend!

“What a strange thing!
to be alive
beneath cherry blossoms.” 
― Kobayashi Issa, Poems

Serves: 4


  • 1 head cauliflower, cored and cut into florets about 1 inch in diameter, cooked in saltwater for few minutes
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more as needed
  • 1/3 cup walnuts, lightly toasted
  • 2 garlic cloves 
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp sweet smoked paprika
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • pinch of freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup fresh macro greens


In the food processor put together the walnuts, olive oil, garlic, lemon juice and seasonings. Process until a relatively smooth dressing forms, about 15 seconds. Taste and adjust the seasonings. Set aside.

Transfer the cooked and cool cauliflower on a plate. Spoon the dressing over the cauliflower, and sprinkle with a macro greens. Grind pepper over the top and serve, passing the remaining walnut dressing at the table.


Rosa's Yummy Yums said...
April 11, 2014 at 5:03 PM  

A tasty salad! I am a big fan of cauliflower and could eat this veggie everyday...

Lovely pictures.



La Table De Nana said...
April 11, 2014 at 6:52 PM  

I cannot wait for a strange thing:-)
Lovely Spring pics..cannot wait..

Medeja said...
April 12, 2014 at 6:22 AM  

What a wonderful salad for a wonderful spring :)

The Ancient Olive said...
April 12, 2014 at 8:28 AM  

Only Yelena could make the homely cauliflower look beautiful...and delicious!

Angie Schneider said...
April 12, 2014 at 10:14 AM  

I am too a huge fan of cauliflowers! The salad looks fantastic, Yelena.
Happy Spring!

theroadtoserendipity said...
April 13, 2014 at 2:21 PM  

I am with The Ancient Olive on this one. Turning something that looks like a stiff white brain into something that gorgeous takes major talent ma'am :). Your images are both impressive and gorgeous and this recipe is wonderful. Cauliflowers are cheap as chips here at the moment and I have 6 of them sitting waiting for me to turn their greens into hearty soup and work out something to do with the brainy bit. I think I just found what to do with at least one of them and some of my frozen hulled fresh walnuts from our tree that we recently collected :)

cookingwithpree said...
March 14, 2015 at 3:24 PM  

Cauliflower is one of my fav vegetable! Cant wait to try this recipe :)

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