Salads/ Vegetables

Cauliflower Salad with Walnut & Garlic Dressing

Spring is finally here! Have a beautiful weekend!

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

Cauliflower Salad with Walnut & Garlic Dressing

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Serves: 4


  • 1 head cauliflower, cored and cut into florets about 1 inch in diameter, cooked in salt water 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 macro greens.


Grind pepper over the top and serve, passing the remaining walnut dressing at the table.

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  • Reply
    Rosa's Yummy Yums
    April 11, 2014 at 9:03 pm

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

    Lovely pictures.



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    La Table De Nana
    April 11, 2014 at 10:52 pm

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

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    April 12, 2014 at 10:22 am

    What a wonderful salad for a wonderful spring 🙂

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    The Ancient Olive
    April 12, 2014 at 12:28 pm

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

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    Angie Schneider
    April 12, 2014 at 2:14 pm

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

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    April 13, 2014 at 6:21 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 🙂

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    March 14, 2015 at 7:24 pm

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

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