cauliflower orange salad lemony dressing recipe

I am sharing a new salad recipe with all so close to Christmas for a couple of reasons.

One? I love salads and this salad has a ton of crunch, sweetness and plenty of tang.

Second? It’s the holiday season and in between enjoying all the parties, rich appetizers and Christmas baking it is nice to throw a healthy salad in.

This salad is super easy to put together too and as a bonus is meat less so you can add it to your meatless Monday options.

cauliflower orange salad lemony dressing recipe

I also wanted to add in mandarin oranges as well as pomegranates which are readily available in the grocery stores right now.

The lemony dressing can be made in a small glass jar-just add ingredients, place lid on and shake. Just shake!

cauliflower orange salad lemony dressing recipe

Recipe: Cauliflower and Orange Salad with a Lemony Dressing

This serves 2


  • 1 cup arugula
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 1/2 cup very thinly sliced cauliflower
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrot
  • 3 Tbsp pomegranate seeds
  • 2 mandarin oranges, peeled and cut up
  • 1/4 cup cooked quinoa per serving
  • 3 Tbsp sprouted watermelon or pumpkin seeds
  • 1 Tbsp fresh mint, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • Zest from 1/2 lemon
  • 3 Tbsp whipping cream (can substitute with coconut milk)
  • 6 Tbsp avocado oil


  1. To assemble the salads start with the arugula and spinach and then add the quinoa in a mound on each salad.
  2. Add the cauliflower, then the carrots, the oranges and pomegranates, seeds and fresh herbs.
  3. Drizzle the dressing over each salad.

For the dressing:

  1. In a canning jar add the juice from the lemon, the zest and the whipping cream and avocado oil.
  2. Place the lid on and shake until combined.
  3. Serve.


cauliflower orange salad lemony dressing recipe