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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Roasted Cauliflower Winter Salad

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Lately, I have been on a healthy recipe planning kick {you may remember the quinoa pizza crust recipe from last week}. And in today's post, I am combining a few of my very favorite ingredients to create a healthy and delicious winter salad.


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Cauliflower is one of my favorite vegetables. I eat it plain, with marinara sauce, in tacos, as a substitute for mac and cheese...you name it, I love cauliflower. For THIS taco recipe, I roasted cauliflower and chickpeas for a yummy vegetarian taco. Since I loved the combination so much, I thought it would be perfect for a winter salad. I just used salt and pepper when I roasted the mixture for the salad {when I make the tacos, I also add chili powder, cumin and other spices}. 

A super simple and delicious salad that will make sticking to your healthy eating in 2017 a breeze! I dressed the salad with just the juice from one lemon, but if you would prefer adding your favorite dressing, that would work too.

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Roasted Cauliflower Winter Salad

{what you will need}
1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 avocado, sliced
1/3 cup feta cheese
Juice of 1 lemon
1 bag leafy greens {I just used Romaine}
2-3 tablespoons olive oil

{directions}
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. On a rimmed baking sheet, mix the cauliflower florets with the chickpeas with the olive oil {just enough to coat} and season with salt and pepper. Roast for about 20 minutes, stirring at the 10 minute mark, or until golden brown. Allow the cauliflower and chickpeas to cool before adding to the lettuce. To assemble the salad, place the leafy greens in a bowl followed by the slices of avocado, cauliflower and chickpea mixture and top with feta cheese. Dress the salad with lemon juice. Serve and enjoy!

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This post is linked up with: Tasty Tuesdays | Tickle My Tastebuds Tuesday | Two Cup Tuesday | Weekend Potluck  | SITS Girls 

13 comments:

  1. Love how hearty this salad is! My husband is a huge cauliflower fan, so I know he'd appreciate this salad!! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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  2. What a lovely salad. Full of great things and so colorful! I love chickpeas but have not had them in awhile. I will have to try this. YUM!!

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  3. The boys love cauliflower and they would totally eat this. Thanks for sharing!

    Xoxo,
    Whitney & Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  4. I love a good winter salad and loving the cauliflower in this one. Popping over from #TicklemyTastebudsTuesday x

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  5. I love cauliflower and this looks delicious!!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  6. Oooh, love this! I need to work more cauliflower into my diet and this salad does just that. :)

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  7. must try this now!!
    kisses from dubai ❤️
    www.mahryska.com

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  8. So I have to admit, I'm not the biggest cauliflower fan, but this might be the way to get me to eat it! It sounds so simple, yet so delicious!

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  9. I love roasted cauliflower! Never added it to a salad. Good idea - it looks so yummy!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  10. I love cauliflower so this sounds amazing! Yum!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  11. I've never had roasted cauliflower! This looks so yummy and filling!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

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  12. This sounds seriously awesome. I definitely need to add it to my salad line up next week - yum!

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