Cauliflower Greek Salad
I set out to find some easy healthy summer recipes that are quick to put together, and I think this is one you guys will like. You can prep this ahead of time, toss it on a bed of lettuce with some shrimp to make a nice salad or you can eat it as a side at a barbecue. Normally this recipe would be made with some quinoa or rice, I wanted to change it up a bit and make it a little more unique and refreshing. So I made it with cauliflower rice! If you all have never tried cauliflower rice, you are missing out! It's a lot more flavorful than you expect especially if you put the right sauce on it. Cauliflower fried rice is the bomb, but this salad was a close second! What I love about creating these recipes is that it will help get your love ones to try new things. If you saw my last post my dad and boyfriend who don't like beyond the rice/potato, veggie and meat usually have been enjoy the new healthy foods they have been trying, most of which I post on this blog or my insta!
The point of this blog is to get you and your whole family on the healthy eating train. It's hard to eat healthy by yourself, but it makes like 100x's easier when your whole family is joining you in trying new things. Now, some will be hits and some will be misses for you and your family, but it's worth a shot!!!
Now, onto the recipe!
Cauliflower Greek Salad
1 cucumber, thinly sliced
1/2 red onion, chopped finely
1/2 C halved and pitted kalamata olives (unless you love them like my mom and I, then eyeball the large amount you want in there ;) )
2 plum tomatoes, cubed*
1 head of cauliflower, riced**
1/2 C extra virgin olive oil
1/2 C red wine vinegar
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1/4 tsp. dried basil
1/4 tsp. onion powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 Tbsp. Mustard
1. Combine all ingredients of the dressing and wisk will combined.
2. Rice your cauliflower.**
3. Add riced cauliflower to a bowl.
4. Cut up tomatoes, cucumbers, and red onion. Add them to the same bowl.
5. Add your kalamata olives
6. Drizzle the sauce over everything and stir to combine.
*You can use any type of tomatoes that you would like, I like plum for the firmness that they have in a salad.
**If your using a head of cauliflower all you do is chop it into florets and toss it into a food processor and pulse until you get a consistency you like. I like it a little more on the small side, but some people like the pieces a little bigger. Or, you can buy pre-riced cauliflower (make sure you don't get the frozen kind, it will be too watery in a salad) I used pre-riced, because it can get messy to use a head of cauliflower. I just pulsed the pre-riced cauliflower to get the consistency that I like!
This recipe is so easy! It only takes about 20 minutes to throw together, which is my favorite part!