Cauliflower and Kale Detox Salad


My friend Ashley made the original version of this salad a few weeks ago and was kind enough to bring me a container of it.   I fell in love with the light, fresh taste and the overall health benefits this recipe packs.  Did you know cauliflower, kale, basil and lemons are known for their detoxifying capabilities?  After my weekend, this recipe was very appealing to me!

The original recipe can be found here courtesy of Blissful Basil.  

I altered the ingredients for a few reasons:

  1. Cost
    • Sun-dried tomatoes are pricey at my grocery store
  2. Availability
    • I looked in two grocery stores for Tahini and couldn’t find any.  Ashley told me where I could find it, but it’s about $8 a jar.   Since this only called for 1/4 cup I decided to just use olive oil.  Completely different tastes, but with the other ingredients in the dressing, I was confident the taste would be just fine.  
  3. Taste
    • I added slivered almonds and omitted hemp seeds and pepitas.   This also could fall under reason #2.





For the Salad
  • 1 head of cauliflower, cut into pieces
  • 2 cups finely chopped kale
  • ⅔ cup chopped fresh tomatoes
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil
  • ⅓ cup raw pine nuts
  • ¼ cup slivered almonds
For the Dressing
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ cup Olive Oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon fine-grain sea salt (or to taste)
  • black pepper (to taste)


1. Grate the cauliflower pieces in a food processor until riced. Transfer to bowl.


2. Chop Kale by hand or in food processor.   Add to cauliflower.


3. To bowl add tomatoes, basil, pine nuts and slivered almonds.


4. Make the dressing by adding the lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, water, sea salt, and black pepper to an airtight container and shake.Pour the dressing over the cauliflower mixture and toss to coat.  Let marinate for 10-15 minutes.


5. Serve and refrigerate leftovers.



2 thoughts on “Cauliflower and Kale Detox Salad

  1. Tahini is worth every penny! It adds great flavor! And once you have it, you can make your own hummus super easily!


  2. […] fun, which is why I thought now would be a good time to share with you my summertime twist to the Cauliflower and Kale Detox salad so you have something new and fresh to take to your patio […]


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