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Italian Cauliflower Salad

cauliflower salad in glass bowl

This cold cauliflower salad is packed with fresh veggies, salami, and pepperoni. The homemade Italian dressing adds so much flavor!

This cold cauliflower salad is packed with fresh veggies, salami, and pepperoni. The homemade Italian dressing adds so much flavor!

Yield 8
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 18 minutes

Ingredients

For the salad

  • 1 pound cauliflower florets
  • 8 ounces mozzarella balls
  • 1 cups grape tomatoes
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 4 ounces salami slices
  • 4 ounces pepperoni slices
  • 1/4 cup sliced red onion
  • 1/4 cup pepperoncini

For the dressing

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary
  • 1 clove garlic, minced

Instructions

  1. Chop the cauliflower into bite-sized pieces and place in a large microwave-safe bowl. Add 2 tablespoons of water, cover with plastic wrap, and microwave for 3 minutes or until as tender as you'd like. Drain the liquid from the bowl.
  2. Slice the grape tomatoes in half. Chop the spinach into small pieces.  Cut the pepperoni and salami slices in half.
  3. Add the tomatoes, spinach, pepperoni, salami, mozzarella, onion, and pepperoncini to the bowl with the cauliflower.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, salt, oregano, basil, rosemary, and garlic until well combined. Taste and add additional lemon, herbs, or salt as desired.
  5. Pour the dressing over the cauliflower salad and toss to coat.
  6. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for 2 hours to allow the flavors to meld before serving.

Notes

You can adjust these ingredients to suit your tastes. This would be almost impossible to mess up.

Nutrition Information:

Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 357Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 51mgSodium: 986mgCarbohydrates: 6gNet Carbohydrates: 4gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 14g

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