Purple Cauliflower Salad with Cabbage, Cilantro and Lemon Vinaigrette

Purple Cauliflower Salad Caras Kitchen

The color of this salad is so striking to me and elevates the entire dining experience. Heres why:  Aside from being beautiful, the purple cauli offers additional nutrients then the standard white. Its hue is due to the presence of a flavoniod called anthocyanins which have been found to help regulate blood sugar levels, control body weight and potentially lower your risk for cancer. All good things in my book.

This salad has a really nice crunch that is so satisfying yet is no fuss to put together, perfect to make ahead as well since the flavors need time to blend. It is eaten as a main course around my place but it would be perfect served as a side along salmon, baked tofu or poached egg for brunch.

Recipe inspred by WuHaus

Purple Cauliflower Salad with Cabbage, Cilantro and Lemon Vinaigrette

March 28, 2017
Serves 2 people
Prep time


  • 1
    large head purple cauliflower
  • 1/2
    small purple cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 Cup
    leek, thinkly sliced on an angle
  • 2
    small radish, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 Cup
    cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 Cup
    micro greens, optional
  • Pinches
    pink salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1
    big lemon, zest and juiced
  • 1/3 Cup
    extra virgin olive oil
  • couple Pinches
    pink salt and pepper
  • crushed red pepper, to taste


  1. Chop cauliflower into tiny rice'sized pieces. You could also pulse in a food processor, working in batches. thinly slice cabbage. Combine in a large bowl with chopped cilantro, leeks, micro greens, radish, pink salt and pepper to taste.

  2. To make the dressing: combine everything in a small bowl and whisk. You could also put in a small mason jar, secure the lid and shake vigoriously. Season with salt, black and red pepper if desired.

  3. Pour dressing onto salad. Let it marainate for an hour in the fridge or over night. Garnish with more micro greens, sliced lemon and maybe avocado.

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  • No Spoon Necessary

    This is definitely my type of salad! I have a moderate to severe obsession with cauliflower and your use of the purple variety here is just so pretty!! Love it! Cheers!

    • The obsessioin is real! I know cause I have it to! Thanks babe


    • omgosh your hilarious GiGi! this comment literally made me LOL so much haha

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