Shaved Cauliflower Salad with spring peas (or edamame) Turkish cucumber, radish, mint, parsley and a delicious Yogurt Dressing. The cauliflower is raw, marinating in the flavorful dressing.
Shaved Cauliflower Salad with spring peas, radishes, cucumber, mint and a delicious Yogurt Dressing. The thinly sliced cauliflower is raw and marinates in the flavorful dressing. #cauliflowersalad #springsalad #yogurtdressing #raw #rawsalad
There is so much to love about this crunchy refreshing Cauliflower Salad!  For starters, fresh plump English peas, are just lightly blanched and give it the best texture. Cauliflower is shaved, or very thinly sliced, in its raw state, along with Turkish cucumbers,  radishes, and lots of fresh mint, parsley, and scallions. Everything is tossed in a tangy lemony, garlicky yogurt dressing and marinates.
The salad can be made ahead and tastes great the next day, and surprisingly even the next and next!
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Those of you who have been here for a while, know I am sucker for fresh raw crunchy salads. They are so energizing and full of nutrients, and they just make me happy, in general.

How to Make Shaved Cauliflower Salad

Shaved Cauliflower Salad with spring peas, radishes, cucumber, mint and a delicious Yogurt Dressing. The thinly sliced cauliflower is raw and marinates in the flavorful dressing. #cauliflowersalad #springsalad #yogurtdressing #raw #rawsalad

Prep all the veggies… Shave the cauliflower. If you don’t have a mandolin, just chop into thin, bite-sized pieces.

Shaved Cauliflower Salad with spring peas, radishes, cucumber, mint and a delicious Yogurt Dressing. The thinly sliced cauliflower is raw and marinates in the flavorful dressing. #cauliflowersalad #springsalad #yogurtdressing #raw #rawsalad

Shave or thinly slice cucumbers.

Shaved Cauliflower Salad with spring peas, radishes, cucumber, mint and a delicious Yogurt Dressing. The thinly sliced cauliflower is raw and marinates in the flavorful dressing. #cauliflowersalad #springsalad #yogurtdressing #raw #rawsalad

Shave or slice radishes.

Blanch the peas.

Shaved Cauliflower Salad with spring peas, radishes, cucumber, mint and a delicious Yogurt Dressing. The thinly sliced cauliflower is raw and marinates in the flavorful dressing. #cauliflowersalad #springsalad #yogurtdressing #raw #rawsalad

Chop the herbs and place all in a bowl.

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Make the flavorful yogurt dressing.

Then gently fold the yogurt dressing into the veggies.

Shaved Cauliflower Salad with spring peas, radishes, cucumber, mint and a delicious Yogurt Dressing. The thinly sliced cauliflower is raw and marinates in the flavorful dressing. #cauliflowersalad #springsalad #yogurtdressing #raw #rawsalad

Make sure to let the salad rest 15 minutes before serving, so the salt and lemon juice are absorbed by the veggies (otherwise, it will seem too salty). You are basically marinating the veggies here.

This salad gets better over time. 😉

Shaved Cauliflower Salad with spring peas, radishes, cucumber, mint and a delicious Yogurt Dressing. The thinly sliced cauliflower is raw and marinates in the flavorful dressing. #cauliflowersalad #springsalad #yogurtdressing #raw #rawsalad

After the salad rests for 15-20 minutes, serve. Or refrigerate for a few hours before serving.

It keeps up to 2 days in the fridge.

Garnish with aleppo pepper and microgreens.

The salad is quite “juicy” – perfect for mopping up with fresh crusty bread.

Shaved Cauliflower Salad with spring peas, radishes, cucumber, mint and a delicious Yogurt Dressing. The thinly sliced cauliflower is raw and marinates in the flavorful dressing. #cauliflowersalad #springsalad #yogurtdressing #raw #rawsalad

Serve the Shaved Cauliflower Salad on a large platter, or plate it fancifully for an elegant starter topped with microgreens.

Shaved Cauliflower Salad with spring peas, radishes, cucumber, mint and a delicious Yogurt Dressing. The thinly sliced cauliflower is raw and marinates in the flavorful dressing. #cauliflowersalad #springsalad #yogurtdressing #raw #rawsalad

Hope you have a wonderful start to your weekend!
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Shaved Cauliflower and Spring Pea Salad w/ Yogurt and Mint


Description

Shaved Cauliflower Salad with spring peas, radishes, cucumber, mint and a delicious Yogurt Dressing. The thinly sliced cauliflower is raw and marinates in the flavorful dressing.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 cups fresh peas, blanched and cooled (or sub edamame)
  • ½ head of large Cauliflower, shaved on a mandolin or chopped small
  • 3 Turkish cucumbers, shaved or finely sliced
  • 6 radishes, shaved or finely sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped mint or fresh dill
  • 1/2 cup Italian parsley, chopped
  • 5 scallions, finely sliced

Yogurt Garlic Dressing:

  • 1 cup Greek Style PLAIN Yogurt
  • 3 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • fresh cracked pepper
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 12 cloves garlic, finely minced

Garnish:


Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the salad ingredients.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk the Yogurt Dressing ingredients together.
  3. Fold the yogurt dressing into the veggies and gently toss to combine.
  4. Initially, the salad will seem very tart and salty, but let it stand 15-20 minutes, and stir again before serving.Veggies will absorb the salt, and balance itself out. Serve with aleppo chili flakes and microgreens or sprouts ( optional).
  5. Enjoy!

Notes

This salad is quite “juicy”- perfect for mopping up with fresh crusty bread.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 ½ cups
  • Calories: 165

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Chef and author of the whole-foods recipe blog, Feasting at Home, Sylvia Fountaine is a former restaurant owner and caterer turned full-time food blogger. She currently lives in the Pacific Northwest and shares seasonal, healthy recipes along with tips and tricks from her home kitchen.

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  1. I’m going to make this for a party in a few weeks. Looks so delicious. I was wondering how thick you sliced the cauliflower, 1mm or thicker? I will use a mandoline.
    Thanks!

  2. So delicious
    Made this today for the first time and will add this to my most delicious salads
    So fresh and tasty
    Thank you Sylvia

  3. After 5 years of reading Feasting at Home – this might be one of my all time favorite recipes. It’s just delightful to the tastebuds- and so absolutely chocked full of healthy.

  4. I absolutely loved this salad, so fresh!
    As I was using up ingredients already to hand, I subbed frozen peas and broad beans for the fresh peas and parsley for the mint.
    We had it as a side for one meal with sumac roasted beetroot and chickpeas and for lunch the next day with pitta.
    I was pleased to have a little left for a lunch side.
    Definitely planning to use this again. Would be great at a bbq.

  5. Wow! What a refreshing summer salad. Salad is currently in the fridge to let the dressing infuse the veggies. Had a taste and it’s delicious! Thank you.

  6. This is exactly what I am craving right now. It is the the culinary sweet spot for this time of year. Yummy!