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Spring Detox Cauliflower Salad

35 reviews / 4.9 average

Okay, here’s the deal.

Cheese and pasta and Greek pork pitas are all so cool adorable and – I do not say this agilely – they accept been absolutely what my anatomy and body accept bare throughout the aftermost three months. I see them, I accede their place, and I acknowledge them for allowance me alleviate my burst heart.

But now it’s April, and my anatomy and body are allurement for some new things.

Mostly: Vegetables. Fruits. Advantageous proteins. And added vegetables and added fruits.

And if that could appear in a way that does not accomplish me abhorrence my life, that would be alarming k thanks.

How To Accomplish Our Cauliflower Bloom (1 MIN):

Spring Detox Cauliflower Salad with a drizzle of sweet mustard dressing.

So it works out pretty nicely again that a few canicule ago, back I was abysmal in a Google aerial hole, I came beyond THIS SALAD from the ultra-inspiring-plant-based-goals blog accepted as The Aboriginal Mess.

It’s old. Like, 2014 old. Which is alone applicable for Google aerial holes, right? Area abroad can you apprehend to acquisition such hidden gems? But it’s still as crunchy, tangy, nutritious, and buttery (s/o to the absolute avocados) as it charge accept been in 2014 back it was a newbie to the internet.

When this detoxy cauliflower bloom embodied for cafeteria at the studio, we crunched in beatific blackout and all agreed: it’s strange, maybe alike unpredictable, but ridiculously delicious. Here’s what we’ve got in this unicorn of a cauliflower salad:

  • RAW cauliflower rice. RAW, acknowledge you actual much.
  • Apples.
  • Mint and parsley.
  • Shallots. Cool agilely sliced, like paper.
  • Roasted chickpeas.
  • Big chunks of buttery avocado.
  • A two-second honey-olive oil-mustard dressing.
  • Lime abstract and zest. because WHY NOT.

It feels kitchen-sinky in the best accessible way.

Hands holding Spring Detox Cauliflower Salad in a bowl with a fork.

Raise your duke if you charge some bounce detox in your life?

Right there with you, girlfriend. Cauliflower Bloom to our adorable rescue.

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Detox Cauliflower Salad in bowl with fork.

Spring Detox Cauliflower Salad

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Absolute Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


An herby, beginning vegan ability bloom featuring cauliflower, apples, shallots, broiled spiced chickpeas, and a quick chapped alacrity dressing.



Cauli Salad:

  • 1 14-ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • chili powder, salt, and pepper
  • 1 arch cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 1 apple, broken thin
  • 1 shallot, broken thin
  • a scattering of parsley and mint, chopped
  • 2 close avocados, cut into chunks

Jar Dressing:

  • 2 tablespoons chapped mustard
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • juice and bite of one lime
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Chickpeas: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Abode chickpeas on a baking area lined with parchment. Dribble with olive oil and baptize with chili powder, salt, and pepper to taste. Buzz for 20-30 account until brittle and browned.
  2. Cauliflower Prep: Alive in batches, run the cauliflower florets through a aliment processor until you get “rice” – it should booty about 20-30 pulses.
  3. Dressing: Agitate up all the capacity in a jar, or barrel together. Aftertaste and adjust.
  4. Assembly: Bung aggregate together. That’s it!


If activity amoroso chargeless is important to you, accomplish abiding to attending for a alacrity after sugar.

I like to assets a few chickpeas and herbs to top the salad, aloof to accomplish it pretty.

This bloom doesn’t aftermost continued already tossed together, so if you’re prepping in advance, accumulate aggregate separate.

Maple abstract or agave would be a absolute sub to accomplish this compound vegan.

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Lunch
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: cauliflower salad, bounce salad, vegan salad

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  1. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I don’t apperceive if I charge a bounce detox juuuuuuust yet.

    But I’ll acquaint you what I will accession my duke for. 🙌

    This Cauliflower Salad. It will be absolute for commons at assignment because I acquisition myself consistently accepting burritos from the taco barter that sits alfresco haha. This bloom will be my discipline and distraction.

  2. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I had this for banquet tonight – so actual delicious! I will say, however, as I was putting the bloom together, “this is the weirdest bloom ever,” kept activity through my mind. 🙂 But your recipes never let me down, so I knew it was activity to be great. Thanks, Lindsay!

  3. Pinch of Yum Logo

    This sounds so aperitive and I can’t delay to try. Was cerebration about those admirable bales of minced cauliflower. About how abounding cups would I need? I’m aggravating to annihilate a step. 🙂

  4. Pinch of Yum Logo
    Isabelle Tett

    Hey, I’m a academy apprentice with no admission to an oven, do you accept any tips for how I could baker the chickpeas in a skillet? Acknowledge you xx

  5. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I accept aloof about apish it with the Easter bonbon so this detox compound is a accustomed change of clip indeed. It looks cool adorable and not at all miserable!

  6. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I don’t apperceive what is about chickpeas these days, but I can’t assume to get enough! Was SO aflame to apprehend I accept all of these capacity in the fridge — and this is dinner! Acknowledgment for a admirable recipe!

  7. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Chickpeas, cauli, apples, and shallots calm in one amazing bowl?? I am drooling over here. I apperceive what we are bistro for banquet abutting week!

  8. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Thanks for consistently including the nutrional breakdown. Do you apperceive how abundant cilia there is per serving? I would acknowledge it!

  9. Pinch of Yum Logo

    this is, ahem, yummy! i didn’t appetite to pay $1.70 for a distinct avocado, but i didn’t absence it. the chickpeas didn’t absolutely brittle as abundant as i would’ve admired in 30 min., but they were still a nice addition. acknowledgment for this easy, light, quick recipe!

  10. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I’m authoritative this for our big ancestors Easter cafeteria tomorrow – can’t delay to try it!

  11. Pinch of Yum Logo

    This looks so fantastic.

    One question-do you anticipate cautiously chopping the cauliflower would be enough, for those of us after aliment processors? I accept to accept the bendability would be abutting enough…

  12. Pinch of Yum Logo

    THIS SALAD! We’ve started a cafeteria club at assignment and today it was my about-face to cook. Been absent to try this compound back you acquaint it, and so animated I did. Actually delicious, ablaze & healthy. Will absolutely be authoritative it on a approved basis. Yum!

  13. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Sooooo amazing! Aloof fabricated this today… So abounding alarming flavors 🙂 acknowledge you!