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Salads, Vegetarian |50 calories per serving|15 minute recipe

Cool Cauliflower Salad

This content was last updated on April 8, 2020

Escape the summer heat with a refreshing chilled salad. This healthy side dish features cauliflower, a nutrient-rich cruciferous vegetable, packed with cancer protective compounds like indoles and isothiocyanates. Celery adds a crisp flavor. Finish it off with a tangy mustard vinaigrette and chill for the perfect healthy cool down.


  • 1 medium head cauliflower, broken into florets
  • 1/2 cup celery, sliced into ½-inch pieces
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1/8 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Makes 6 servings. Per serving: 50 calories, 2.5 g total fat (0 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 6 g carbohydrates, 2 g protein, 2 g dietary fiber, 55 mg sodium, 2 g sugar, 0 g added sugar.


  1. Steam cauliflower florets 4 to 6 minutes or until desired tenderness. In large bowl, combine cauliflower and celery.
  2. In small mixing bowl, combine remaining ingredients. Whisk together well. Pour dressing mixture over vegetables and toss gently to thoroughly coat.
  3. Cover and chill. Serve when chilled.

This recipe contains cancer fighting foods:

This recipe was specially crafted to support cancer prevention and survival. It adheres to AICR's Cancer Prevention Recommendations. Learn more about our recipe guidelines.

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Great summer recipe for potlucks

Rated 5.0 out of 5
March 5, 2021

This is my go to summer salad for family and for taking to any gathering. It gets rave reviews everywhere I take it. And so simple to make.

Deirdre Gieser