Another pretty, fun, and damn healthy salad for Food Friday! A perfect salad for me is good for you, easy to make, and so pretty you just stare in jealously of its good looks. I have been spotting purple cauliflower at the market the past few weeks, and just had to get it to make something to make with it. Well golly gee, when I go back to the market… they were out of the purple! Of course right?!? How many times has that happened to you? BUT! I found her good looking orange sista. Came home, and found a couple recipes and pulled what I like from each one, and came up with this one!
The combination of the crunch from the cauliflower, the tang from yogurt dressing, and the sweet punch from the apples + purple onions really merry together to bring a great raw salad for any part of the day. I’m literally on my second bowl as we speak.
Not a cauliflower fan, not to fret…you really can’t taste it that much. The apples and the yogurt dressing really dress it up.
Photos by Yasmin Sarai
1 head of white cauliflower + another color (purple, orange, or green) if you can’t find another color just double the white.
1 cup of plain Icelandic yogurt (I use Siggi’s) this makes for a great dressing cause Icelandic yogurt is really thick and tart, plus I’m a big fan of Siggis)
1 lemon zest and juiced
Fresh horseradish (grate)
1/2 purple onion thinly sliced
1 yellow apple, peeled and cubed
1 bunch of dill
Your choice of raw nut, walnuts would be great here. I used sunflower seeds since I had those in the pantry.
Salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste
Cut and wash your cauliflower and cut into small pieces. Too big and it will be hard to eat.
Combine cauliflower with your cubed apple and sliced onion in a bowl.
Dressing: Combine yogurt, a good handful of chopped dill, lemon zest (about 1/2 tsp), fresh horseradish, and salt and pepper to taste.
**For the horseradish, add to your liking. Add a little and then add more if you like a kick. I added about 1/2 tsp to 1 tsp all together. I love me some horseradish.
Add the dressing to the cauliflower, apple, and onions. Combine using your hands, its makes it easier then using a utensil.
Such a pretty color combination!
Garnish with nuts/seeds, more zest, and chopped dill. Stare at your pretty salad, and then DIG in!
Dressing can be made a day ahead which is always a plus.