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Roasted Cauliflower Kale Salad

Elevate your salad game with my Roasted Cauliflower Kale Salad, a harmonious blend of earthy cauliflower, vibrant kale, and a zesty dressing that’ll delight your taste buds.

Total Time
45 min
Simple & Professional Tasty Recipes

Ingredients for 2 – 4 Servings

  • For the Salad:

    1 small head of cauliflower, cut into florets
    1 bunch of kale, stems removed and leaves torn into bite-sized pieces
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    Salt and pepper to taste
    1/4 cup dried cranberries
    1/4 cup chopped walnuts
    1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese (optional)

    For the Dressing:

    3 tablespoons olive oil
    2 tablespoons lemon juice
    1 clove garlic, minced
    1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
    1 teaspoon honey
    Salt and pepper to taste

Total Time

  • Preparation Time
    15 min
  • Cooking Time
    25 min – 30 min

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    1. Preheat the Oven:
      • Preheat your oven to 200°C (400°F).
    2. Roast the Cauliflower:
      • Place the cauliflower florets on a baking sheet.
      • Drizzle with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
      • Toss to coat evenly.
      • Roast in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until the cauliflower is tender and slightly browned. Stir halfway through for even cooking.
    3. Prepare the Dressing:
      • In a small bowl, whisk together 3 tablespoons of olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, Dijon mustard, honey, salt, and pepper. Set aside.
    4. Massage the Kale:
      • Place the torn kale leaves in a large mixing bowl.
      • Drizzle a bit of the dressing over the kale.
      • Use your hands to massage the kale for a few minutes until it becomes tender and dark green.
    5. Assemble the Salad:
      • Add the roasted cauliflower, dried cranberries, and chopped walnuts to the bowl with the kale.
    6. Finish with Dressing:
      • Pour the remaining dressing over the salad.
      • Toss everything together until well combined.
    7. Optional: Add Feta (or serve on top):
      • If desired, crumble feta cheese on top of the salad for an extra burst of flavor.
    8. Serve:
      • Serve your Roasted Cauliflower Kale Salad as a side dish or add some protein (such as grilled chicken or chickpeas) to make it a complete meal.
    Pro Tips
    • Massage the kale with a bit of dressing to make it tender and flavorful.
    • Customize with your favorite nuts or seeds, like pine nuts or pumpkin seeds.
    • For added creaminess, consider sprinkling crumbled feta or goat cheese on top.


Each serving of this salad contains approximately 280 calories. Keep in mind that variations in ingredient quantities and optional toppings may affect the final count. Enjoy this nutritious dish guilt-free!

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