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Roasted Cauliflower Salad


30 min

Roasted Cauliflower Salad

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30 min


5 persons




4.00 rating-star (2)


Author: Victoria Bailey
Here's a salad that uses roasted cauliflower as the base. Crispy, salty bacon adds a great crunchy texture to this sweet and savory salad.


  • cauliflower, cut into bite-size pieces: 1 medium head
  • olive oil: 1 Tbsp
  • salt, or to taste: 0.5 tsp
  • freshly ground black pepper: 0.25 tsp
  • chopped celery: 0.5 cup
  • raisins: 0.5 cup
  • shredded carrots: 0.5 cup
  • mayonnaise: 0.5 cup
  • chopped red onion: 0.25 cup
  • white sugar, or to taste: 2 tsp
  • toasted chopped pecans: 0.33333 cup
  • cooked bacon, crumbled: 3 strips

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Stages of cooking

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (210 degrees C) and line a 12 x 18 inch baking sheet with parchment paper.
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  2. Combine cauliflower pieces, olive oil, salt, and pepper in a large bowl and toss to combine. Spread out seasoned cauliflower in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet.
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  3. Roast in the preheated oven until the edges of the cauliflower begin to brown, 10 to 15 minutes.
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  4. Remove from the oven and allow to cool, slightly, about 5 minutes.
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  5. Combine celery, raisins, carrots, mayonnaise, red onion, and sugar in the same bowl. Add roasted cauliflower pieces and toss to coat.
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  6. Transfer salad to a serving bowl and garnish with toasted pecan pieces and crumbled bacon.
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History of Roasted Cauliflower Salad:

Roasted cauliflower salad is a delicious and healthy dish that has become quite popular in recent years. While the exact origins of this salad are unknown, we do know that cauliflower has been consumed for thousands of years. This cruciferous vegetable is native to the Mediterranean and has been used in various dishes throughout history.

In the modern era, roasted cauliflower has become a trendy ingredient in the culinary world. It's a great alternative to traditional potato dishes and can be used in salads, soups, and even as a pizza crust. This recipe takes advantage of the wonderful flavor and texture of roasted cauliflower and combines it with other healthy ingredients to make a delicious and satisfying salad.

Tips and Tricks for Roasted Cauliflower Salad Recipe:

Making roasted cauliflower salad is a simple and easy process. However, there are a few tips and tricks that can help make your salad even better.

  • Cut the cauliflower into bite-size pieces so that they roast evenly
  • Toss the cauliflower with olive oil, salt, and pepper before roasting for maximum flavor
  • Use parchment paper to prevent the cauliflower from sticking to the baking sheet
  • Add your favorite nuts and seeds to the salad for added texture and nutrition
  • Experiment with different dressings and flavors to find your favorite combination

Tips for Presenting the Dish:

Roasted cauliflower salad is a beautiful and colorful dish that can be presented in a variety of ways. Here are a few tips for presenting your salad:

  • Serve the salad in a large bowl with the roasted cauliflower on top
  • Garnish the salad with sliced avocado or fresh herbs for added color
  • Add a squeeze of lemon juice over the salad just before serving
  • Serve the salad chilled or at room temperature for the best flavor
  • Use a variety of bowls and plates to create a visually interesting presentation

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