Cauliflower Cashew Confetti Salad – vibrant cauliflower brings great color and texture to this salad – a perfect potluck recipe. Layers of flavor and crunch with a bright lemony shallot dressing.
Cauliflower Cashew Confetti Salad
While we are just about right on the edge of warmer days of summer, including all my favorite veggies showing up at the farmers market, I am already craving light and bright.
I am eating salads nearly every day. When I want salad as an entree, it needs to have some oomph or I’ll be back in the kitchen making a sandwich in an hour.
This salad brings you quinoa for satisfying protein, as it serves all the senses: crunchy texture, bright colors, vibrant flavors.
Perfect Potluck Recipe
This recipe is not only a crowd favorite at all the parties because of the bright colors and vibrant flavors. I love to bring this to BBQs and potlucks because of the ingredient list – fresh, simple, tasty.
A salad that commands its place on the picnic table with no ingredients that have a quick and questionable expiration.
more dairy free salad dressings:
These forks are from one of my dearest friends that I have known since first grade. So incredibly thoughtful, she not only stood up for me as a bridesmaid at our wedding, I received gifts from her nearly every day in the weeks leading up to the wedding. I smile each time we use these fun forks!
- SWEET TART SHALLOT DRESSING:
- juice of 1 lemon
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 clove garlic, peeled and finely minced
- 1 teaspoon sumac
- 1 teaspoon shallot salt (Penzey's)
- CAULIFLOWER CASHEW CONFETTI SALAD:
- 1 head purple cauliflower, cored and chopped
- 1 head orange cauliflower, cored and chopped
- 2 Granny Smith apples, cored and chopped
- 3/4 cup cooked quinoa
- 1/2 cup cashews, chopped
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together lemon juice, maple syrup, minced garlic, sumac and shallot salt. Set aside.
- Clean and chop cauliflower and apples, chopping them into uniform small size. Chop cashews.
- Add cauliflower, apples, quinoa and cashews to bowl with the Sweet Tart Shallot Dressing, tossing to combine.
dairy, egg, soy, oil, and gluten free, vegan
Serving Size:1/2 cup
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 144
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