Warm Cauliflower Salad

Warm Cauliflower Salad

Boiled cauliflower with a lemon vinaigrette.

Cauliflower, as its name implies, is a flower growing from a plant (in the cabbage family). The heavy leaves that surround the head protect it from sunlight and do not allow it to develop chlorophyll. Hence, the most common and readily available cauliflower has a white colour. However, beautifully coloured new varieties have appeared in the last few years, so that you can now choose between an orange-yellow type (named "Cheddar"), a green, "broccoli-like" type and a vibrant violet one. They vary in taste and vitamin C content, but they are all delicious and play an important role in reducing the risk of cancer.

2 servings
Preparation 5 min
Cooking 10 min

140 calories per serving 


3 cups cauliflower, cut into florets   500 g
1 1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil   23 mL
1/2 tbsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed   1/4 lemon
1 pinch salt [optional]   0.1 g


  1. Prepare the cauliflower: Cut it into equal-size florets, then blanch them in a pot of salted boiling water until they are crisp-tender, about 5-6 min.
  2. Pour the oil and lemon juice into a salad bowl, then beat, using a fork, until the vinaigrette is emulsified. Drain the cauliflower, then transfer it to the bowl. Toss well, then serve.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (240g)


% DV*

* DV = Daily Value




11 g

17 %

Saturated 1.5 g
+ Trans 0 g

8 %


0 mg


35 mg

1 %


10 g

3 %


6 g

24 %


5 g


4 g

Vitamin A

0 %

Vitamin C

170 %


4 %


6 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: servings
Grain Products: 0 serving
Milk and Alternatives: 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives: 0 serving

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Free :
Added Sugar, Cholesterol, Trans Fat
Low :
Saturated Fat, Sodium
Source of :
Iron, Magnesium, Niacin, Phosphorus, Potassium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2
Good source of :
Manganese, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E
Excellent source of :
Fibre, Folacin, Vitamin C, Vitamin K
Diet-related health claims :
Artery-healthy, Heart-healthy

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This recipe is in the following categories: Vegetables | First courses/Appetizers | Salads | Side dishes | Artery-healthy | Diabetes-friendly | Halal | Heart-healthy | High Fibre | Kosher | Low Cholesterol | Low Saturated Fat | Low Sodium | Vegan | Vegetarian

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