Salad #10: Cauliflower Carrot and Apple Salad with Ginger Lime Dressing

Salad #10: Cauliflower Carrot and Apple Salad with Ginger Lime Dressing

Are you ready for the tenth installment in this Fox Kitchen’s 52 Salad Recipe Series? This Cauliflower Carrot and Apple Salad with Ginger Lime Dressing is #10 and I have to tell you it’s become a favourite in this Fox Kitchen.

It’s a salad that is crunchy with raw veggies, yet light and refreshing. It’s even tastier with roasted pecans but we didn’t discover that until after I took these pictures. I’ve listed the pecans as an optional ingredient but here in this Fox Kitchen, they are mandatory.

Cauliflower Carrot & Apple Salad

One of the things we enjoy most about this salad, is how well it holds up. You can make it hours, or even a day ahead of time. It’s a good one to take along to a potluck, barbecue, or picnic. Just make sure to mix the dressing in right after you add the apples, or they will get mushy and turn a yuckier shade of brown.

Cauliflower Carrot & Apple Salad

The Ginger Lime Dressing is a simple one that we often use here in this Fox Kitchen. In fact, you might remember it from Salad #3: Fennel Mushroom Salad and because the dressing is so well liked here,  you can expect it to show up in more salad recipes.

Cauliflower Carrot & Apple Salad

If you’ve got a food processor, use it to grate the cauliflower, carrots and apple. You can grate them by hand, I’ve done it that way too, it just takes a bit more time.

Tell me, what is your favourite salad to take to a potluck, barbecue, or picnic?

Cauliflower Carrot and Apple Salad with Ginger Lime Dressing
 
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Recipe type: Salad
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Summary: a salad inspired by the Raw Beet Carrot Apple Salad by Megan at Allergy Free Alaska
Gluten Free | Grain Free | Dairy Free | Egg Free | Refined Sugar Free | Real Food | Vegan | Vegetarian | Paleo
Ingredients
Dressing:
  • 1/4 Cup lime juice (about 1 lime), fresh squeezed
  • 1 Tbsp honey, or sweetener of choice
  • 1 Tbsp fresh ginger, finely grated
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
Salad:
  • 2 Cups cauliflower, finely chopped, or grated
  • 2 Cups carrots (about 4), peeled and grated
  • 1 - 2 apples, peeled, cored and grated (about 1 Cup)
  • 2 Tbsp cilantro, chopped
Optional:
  • Handful of pecans, roasted and chopped
Instructions
Dressing:
  1. In a small bowl, or jar with a tight filling lid, combine lime juice, honey, ginger and oil. Set aside.
Salad:
  1. In a large bowl, combine grated cauliflower, carrots, apples and cilantro.
  2. Add dressing, toss to combine, refrigerate until ready to serve. Before serving, sprinkle with roasted pecans (if using).
Notes
You can make this salad several hours, or even a day ahead of time. It's a good one to take along to a potluck, or a picnic. Just make sure to mix the dressing in after you add the apples, or they will get mushy and turn a yuckier shade of brown.

Enjoy!
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12 comments

  1. Anne says:

    This sounds so good! I would not have thought to put cauliflower and apples together, but why not? I will be making this one soon. Thanks for sharing on healthy living link party!

  2. Pecans would be a mandatory ingredient in my kitchen too :-) Love this salad, Laureen! It looks so fresh and tasty. I like the ginger in the dressing too. Sharing! Thank you for being a part of the Hearth and Soul hop.

  3. Marla says:

    Hi Laureen,
    I love this recipe – it has such healthy ingredients, plenty of fresh veggies, plus sounds so tasty. What a wonderful dish for a summertime picnic or meal. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned.

  4. Miz Helen says:

    We will just love this combination of vegetables and dressing, it looks delicious, Laureen.
    I appreciate you sharing this awesome post with Full Plate Thursday and have a great day.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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