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Easy-Peasy Roasted Cauliflower Salad (vegan)


March 1, 2013 by admin

Roasted Cauliflower Salad

When I roasted cauliflower I feel like I did something special, because roasting cauliflower transforms the taste resembling nothing like it’s raw form. However, all the honor belongs to the cauliflower because all you have to do is: cut, lightly coat with olive oil and season — easy-peasy!

raw cauliflower

This is an easy-peasy recipe, because not only is roasting cauliflower a cinch, but lentils are the most low-maintenance legume in the bulk bins.

The recipe basically goes like this:

1. Boil Lentils

2. Roast Cauliflower

3. Toast Almonds

4. EAT!

toasted almond with raw almond

What you need:

1C. Lentils

1 Crown Cauliflower

2 tsp. Garam Masala

Olive Oil, Mint, Lemon, Salt, and Pepper


1. Lentils

Cooking: Take one cup of lentils cover with cold water, add teaspoon of salt. Boil until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain.

Flavor: Stir in 2 tsp of garam masala, 1/2 tsp of salt and 1 tsp of olive oil to drained lentils.

2. Cauliflower

Preheat oven to 425

Cover the florets of 1 cauliflower with 2 Tbs. of olive oil, season with salt and pepper. Spread cauliflower in a single layer onto a baking sheet. Place in oven. Stir every 6 minutes until cauliflower has golden bits. Usually takes between 12-18 minutes.

3. Toasting Almonds

After you’ve taken out the cauliflower turn the oven down to 350, and put 1/4 C. of raw almonds onto baking sheet. Stir after 5 minutes. Test almonds for┬ádoneness by biting one almond in half. The almonds are done when golden brown throughout. See above picture. This may take 8-10 minutes.

4. EAT

Put the lentils on the plate, then place the roasted cauliflower on top of lentils. Sprinkle with chopped toasted almonds, add fresh mint leaves, and a healthy squeeze of lemon juice. I’ve also added pickled onions to the plate, which was extra tasty. I’ve got the recipe coming soon, so consider yourself teased!

Let me know if you have any questions.

<3 Mackenzie

Roasted Cauliflower Salad



  1. davine says:

    I’m going to make the cauliflower one if these days. Have you made kale chips?

    • admin says:

      Yes, I’ve made kale chips. They are a yummy treat, and it’s fun to snack on something a little different! I hope the roasted cauliflower salad is a treat for you too!

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