Vegan Cauliflower Salad Recipe

Vegan Cauliflower salad is a great low carb dish with easy preparation. One of the best keto Mediterranean salad recipes to try during the spring and summer. Make this effortless Mediterranean salad for healthy lunch or serve it as a side dish.

Hey, it’s vegan, gluten-free, low-carb, low-fat, keto and dairy free! But it’s not only abut the diet, it about the flavor and texture, too. And this Mediterranean salad is ridiculously easy to make.

Vegan cauliflower salad in a bowl

To be honest, we ate the whole bowl of this vegan cauliflower salad at no time. It is so delicious, fresh, light, soft and crunchy. If you need something to have on the side or for healthy lunch – grab this simple vegan low carb salad recipe!Vegan Cauliflower Salad in the bowl, served with forks and lime

Bring cauliflower salad to the picnic or summer party! Are you looking for detox salad recipe? You’re in the right place!

This vegan keto salad recipe is great to include in any diet, it is simple to make. Definitely easy to make this Mediterranean salad recipe for every day and build a healthy habit!

Have you tried to make a vegan salad with cauliflower? Cauliflower is such a versatile vegetable, I love to cook it and use fresh vegetable for different recipes. You should definitely check this post about Best cauliflower recipes, with more than 80 recipes to use this humble vegetable.

Of course there are some delicious salad recipes with potato, bacon and feta. But this vegan cauliflower salad recipe is just good and fresh!Mediterranean Cauliflower salad, view from top

How to make cauliflower salad

All you need is love.. and some vegetables. Not only a head of cauliflower, but you will also need red onion, cherry tomatoes, parsley, salad leaves and olives.

Definitely use only fresh vegetables, no frozen cauliflower in this salad bowl!

Do you know the vegan version of Feta cheese? Avocado! Well, just kidding, but avocado is a good addition to vegan cauliflower salad.

You will also need lemon and some salt and pepper to make an easy dressing.

To make this vegan, low carb, keto (type here your diet) salad, I used one head of cauliflower. Cut it into small florets and finely chop or use a food processor. I just roughly chopped cauliflower with a knife.

By the way, cooked cauliflower rice is a great side dish.

Leave half of riced or chopped raw cauliflower aside. Toss another half with a bit of water in a hot pan for few minutes. Leave to cool before mixing with other ingredients. If you wish to make it only raw vegan cauliflower salad recipe, just skip this step. But I love the combination of soft and crunchy cauliflower in one dish. I also wanted to incorporate some roasted cauliflower, but decided it will be too much work for an easy salad recipe.

Other vegetables you need for this vegan Mediterranean salad are half of the red onion, parsley, cherry tomatoes. Chop onion and parsley, halve tomatoes and place them in a bowl.

Feta is often used for Mediterranean cuisine, but we will use avocado for this vegan cauliflower salad. Remove skin and pit and cut avocado in small cubes, add to the salad. Add a handful of green or black olives and salad leaves such as baby rocket, spinach etc.

If you want to learn more about avocado benefits and fun facts, check our post about Avocado Burgers.

Finally add both raw and cooked cauliflower to the salad bowl. The dressing should be just a touch, so I juiced half of the lemon. Add salt and pepper, mix the salad with the spoon. You can also add minced garlic in the end.

Yes, this vegan cauliflower salad recipe is as easy as that! Just perfect for a low carb diet.Eating Cauliflower Salad with a fork

How to serve vegan cauliflower salad

I recommend serving this cauliflower salad fresh, the same day you prepared it.

Eat the leftovers maximum the next day. Lemon juice will help to preserve the vegetables, but it is better to make another batch of Mediterranean salad the other day, as it is so simple!

How many calories in cauliflower salad

This vegan cauliflower salad makes 4 servings, 154 calorie each. There are 11.2 grams fat, 13.3 grams fat and 3.6 grams protein. One serving gives you 4% Calcium, 11 % Iron and 14% Potassium.

Hope you’ll enjoy this cauliflower salad as much as we did! You should definitely check other vegan recipes:

Vegan Cauliflower Salad recipe

Vegan Cauliflower Salad

Recipe AuthorCooking Journey
5 from 5 votes
Vegan cauliflower salad is a great low carb dish. Make it for a healthy lunch or as a side dish for dinner.
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4
Calories 128 kcal
  • a bowl for mixing
  • spoon
  • medium pan
  • a knife and cutting board

  • 1 small head cauliflower
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 10 olives
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 3 springs parsley
  • 1 handful mixed salad leaves (rocket, spinach, etc)
  • 1/2 lime juiced
  • 8 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 avocado
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper ground

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  • Cut cauliflower into florets and finely chop it. Leave half of chopped cauliflower aside.
    1 small head cauliflower
  • Heat the pan on medium. Add half of cauliflower and water. Cook, stirring for few minutes until soften. Leave aside to cool.
    2 tbsp water
  • Chop onion and parsley (only leaves), cut tomatoes in half and place vegetables in a bowl. Add olives.
    1/2 red onion, 3 springs parsley, 8 cherry tomatoes, 10 olives
  • Peel and remove pit from avocado, cut it into small cubes, add to the salad bowl.
    1 avocado
  • Add salad leaves.
    1 handful mixed salad leaves
  • Finally add both raw and cooked cauliflower to the salad.
  • Juice half of the lime, add salt and pepper and drizzle the salad. Mix everything with a spoon.
    1/2 lime, ¼ tsp salt, ¼ tsp pepper
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Nutrition Facts
Vegan Cauliflower Salad
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword easy, keto, low carb, raw


    1. Hi Silvia!
      This glass bowl that you see in the photo is about 5 cups large.
      The serving is about 4 plates of salad (the gray one you see in the photo is about 7,5 inch/ 19 cm large).
      Hope it helps! Enjoy!

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