When I buy a head of cauliflower, this snowy white vegetable sits in the crisper completely neglected, until it turns a lovely shade of brown.
After I toss it in the compost bin, I vow never to make the same mistake again. I’m sure you can guess what happens the next time cauliflower lands in my grocery cart!
Not this time! I’m moving into a new era of cauliflower love starting with a cauliflower salad.
You’ll find a handful of cauliflower recipes on this blog like these cheesy tots, and inventive rice alternative. But considering I’ve shared more than 1000 recipes during the past five years, this is a pitiful offering.
But I’m turning over a new leaf. Cauliflower here I come!
I’m starting with a chopped cauliflower salad that combines what’s left of my garden’s zucchini, yellow squash and cucumber with those delicate white florets. Then I’ll add crusty croutons, olives, and a sprinkle of smoky bacon to finish off my cauliflower salad. A light garlicky vinaigrette binds it all together.
No more neglected cauliflower. This good for me vegetable has a new lease on life in this house!
Shake it Up!
I’m a fan of chopped salads because you can swap any firm vegetable you have in the vegetable bin to create a bright and refreshing meal. Leftover proteins like chicken or boiled eggs can make this salad even heartier.
Enjoy and have a terrific week everyone!
Serves 6 servings
- 1 cup cauliflower , chopped
- 1 cup yellow squash, chopped
- 1 cup mushrooms, chopped
- 1 cup cucumbers, seeded and chopped
- ½ cup green onion, thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons bacon bits
- 1 cup croutons
- 3 teaspoons garlic, minced
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 ½ tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 1 teaspoon honey
- Combine garlic, olive oil, vinegar and honey in a bowl
- Combine vegetables, croutons and bacon bits in a large bowl with dressing, and toss to combine.
- Chill for 15 minutes to combine flavors.
Food energy: 144kcal WW Points: 4 Saturated fatty acids: 2.57g Monounsaturated fatty acids: 7.05g Polyunsaturated fatty acids: 1.32g Total fat: 10.94g Calories from fat: 98 Cholesterol: 4mg Carbohydrate, by difference: 8.12g Total dietary fiber: 1.34g Protein: 1.93g Total lipid (fat): 12.02g Water: 82.90g Ash: 0.67g Total sugars: 2.57g Calcium: 22mg Iron: 0.69mg Magnesium: 13mg Phosphorus: 41mg Potassium: 212mg Sodium: 45mg