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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

cauliflower orange salad lemony dressing recipe

Cauliflower and Orange Salad with a Lemony Dressing


  • 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


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

For the dressing:

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