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Cauliflower Salad with Homemade Vinaigrette

A simple & tasty salad

This easy side dish is a perfect dinner accompaniment at any time of year.

Crunchy, fresh and acidic, this salad recipe brings a light touch to the calorie-laden holiday season.

Cauliflower salad with homemade vinaigrette

Recipe from Bonnie Stern



  • 1 small cauliflower, cut into small florets
  • 2 carrots, grated
  • 2 ribs celery, thinly sliced diagonally
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • 3 green onions, finely chopped
  • 2-1/2 tablespoons toasted pine nuts
  • 2-1/2 tablespoons toasted sunflower seeds


  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup unrefined sunflower or canola oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. In a large bowl, add the cauliflower, celery, carrots, green onions and dill.
  2. In a medium saucepan, bring sugar, vinegar, salt and oil to a boil. Pour the hot dressing over the cauliflower mixture and toss well. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Allow the mixture to marinate in the refrigerator for two hours.
  4. Sprinkle with roasted pine nuts and sunflower seeds before serving.

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Comments on "Cauliflower salad with homemade vinaigrette"

Amy December 29, 2012 | 2:44 PM

I'm making this for dinner tonight. My husband and I are trying to eat very healthy for the New Year, and want to get in the habit a few days early.

Hannah December 27, 2012 | 6:00 PM

This looks really good and really healthy. Thanks for the idea! I have most of these ingredients in my fridge right now.

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