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Cauliflower & Apple Salad

Apple and Cauliflower Side Salad

This dairy-free side salad is a great alternative to traditional potato and pasta salad side dishes. It pairs well with barbeque and is sure to be a big pot-luck hit!
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American


  • 1 Head Cauliflower
  • 2 Granny Smith Apples Can substitute any apple you have on hand
  • ½ Cup Walnuts
  • ¼ Cup Yellow Bell Pepper
  • ¼ Cup Orange Bell Pepper
  • ½ Jalepeno Seeded and Deveined
  • ½ Cup Fresh Mint Leaves
  • ½ Cup Fresh Parsley
  • 6 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Tbsp Sherry Vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Honey
  • 1 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


  • Start by chopping the Cauliflower florets into rice-sized pieces. (If you have a mandolin, use it! this could speed up your prep time). Core the unpeeled apples and cut into match sticks. Chop the Walnuts. Dice your bell peppers and jalapeno into small pieces. Combine all these ingredients into large bowl.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil. vinegar, mustard, and honey. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Pour wet ingredients over cauliflower mixture. Toss to coat. Be sure to taste and season further with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Let mixture stand for at least 5 minutes prior to serving or make ahead and store in and air tight container in the refrigerator.
Keyword Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Healthy, Side Salad