Recipe: Cauliflower Salad

Hope all of you are enjoyed your weekend! While finishing this post I am currently depressed having my favorite  Polo Club black pasta (cheat meals ftw) so I'm trying to make myself feel better by posting a yummy healthy salad.  This 5 minute recipe is definitely not your ordinary salad! I'm in love with this recipe because this is the first time I actually had raw cauliflower. I was feeling adventurous so I wanted to experiment with the texture! Pair with grilled chicken, a turkey burger or steak. Perfect low cal, high fiber on the go lunch since it doesn't have to be eaten right away! 

Serves 2

Calories: 440
and for those who are into their macro nutrient count, here ya go!
Protein: 14.9
Carb: 32.3
Fat: 30.7
Dietary Fiber: 11.7
  • 1/8 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • pinch of pepper
  • 1 1/2 cup cauliflower (cut into bite sized pieces)
  • 1 cup white beans
  • 1 1/2 cups red cabbage
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese

I love my cauliflower so muchhhhh! What I love even more is the benefits it gives me in more ways than one! (was that line too cliche?) If you're going to eat cauliflower eat it in generous amounts since it is packed with dietary fiber, no need to take extra fiber tablets! This baby is packed with health benefits such as Vitamin C, Folate Acid, natural anti inflammatory, helps speed up your metabolism and so on.. So, the next time you crave for something super unhealthy (I can maybe think of about 6 unhealthy meals at the top of my mind right now) try experimenting with cauliflower instead!

Beans are known for their high fiber making you feel full for longer periods of time and it is also low in fat. (bye bye to unwanted snacking) 

An ounce of feta cheese is packed with 4 grams of protein and contains Riboflavin which is said to help aging.. (readers above 40, you know what to do haha kidding) In Greece, it is said that it helps food poisoning, so that's why there are so many feta dishes in Greek restaurants..

Red Cabbage is known for it's bitter and peppery flavor, not only for flavor these 2 tastes are for a purpose. It is said that because of its bitter flavor it helps fix carcinogens by stopping growth. It's packed with dietary fiber 2 grams out of the 8 grams we all should be getting. Vitamin C and K are also found in this powerful vegetable, just like it's vegetable friend the carrot studies have shown that is also good your eye sight. 

1.) Mix olive oil and rosemary on medium heat for 1 minute and stir, then let it cool.
2.) Combine lemon juice, lemon zest, vinegar, salt and pepper in a small ball and whisk.
3.) Combine cauliflower, beans, cabbage, parsley, and the rosemary oil in a bowl and toss. Add the rest of the ingredients to the bowl and toss again.


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