Today we bring you a very original recipe, with cauliflower as the main ingredient. A delicious way to include this vegetable in our diet in a more usual and different way. The cauliflower salad recipe. A delicious and versatile salad low in calories, and full of nutrients and vitamins. Join us to see this fantastic and delicious recipe.
Salads are super versatile and healthy options for both lunch and dinner. Although we are used to serve them as a starter or first course, we find so many types of salads that we can also make them something more substantial to make them a unique dish, a dinner… And that is what happens with this salad. As it contains cauliflower, it will provide us with a greater feeling of satiety.
Cauliflower Salad Recipe
To make this cauliflower salad the first thing to do is to cook it. Although we are simply going to cook it for about 5 minutes. Just enough to make it tender, but without losing that crunchy touch, which will be so good in our salad. We can use only the florets, or also include the stems. We are going to use everything, although you can reserve the latter for another recipe and make a more homogeneous dish.
The rest of the preparation has no mystery. Simply add the other ingredients, finely chopped, as in any other salad, and prepare the dressing. That’s how simple it is to prepare this cauliflower salad.
Let’s go step by step:
Cauliflower Salad Recipe
- 1 head cauliflower
- 1 lettuce
- 1 cucumber
- 1 bell bell pepper
- 1 tomato
- 1 spring onion
- Extra virgin olive oil
- 1 lemon juice
- Fresh parsley
- Let's start with the cauliflower. We cut into small florets and, the stems, we cut them also in bite-sized portions. In a pot with water and a pinch of salt, we boil the cauliflower about 5 minutes, until tender but still crisp. Drain and set aside.
- In a bowl put the cauliflower, the lettuce leaves well washed and cut, add the chopped cucumber, bell pepper, spring onion and tomato, also diced.
- On the other hand, for the dressing, we are going to mix in an airtight container the oil, the lemon juice, a pinch of salt and pepper, to taste, and shake well. Drizzle the salad with this dressing and taste to make sure it is to our liking. Finish decorating with a little parsley and we have a delicious cauliflower salad ready!
Benefits and Properties. A very healthy recipe
Besides being a versatile dish that will be ready in a matter of minutes, this salad is very healthy and has many benefits for our health. It provides us with a great amount of nutrients, thanks to its main ingredient, cauliflower, which is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals essential for our body.
It also helps us to have a good digestion thanks to the fiber it provides. And it is great for those who follow slimming diets. So, if you are looking to lose weight, keep this cauliflower salad recipe. It’s low in calories and carbohydrates, but rich in fiber and nutrients. This means you can enjoy a generous portion without feeling guilty.
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