Cauliflower Kale Salad

 

I made this for dinner the other night. It was one of those nights when we had nothing but caulilfower and kale in our fridge. 

I decided to try and make cauliflower "steaks" by cutting the cauliflower into large think pieces. But, that didn't really work as well as planned. 

I basically just prepared my favorite raw kale salad and added some crisped cauliflower. Sounds basic and easy. It was. But wow, it was GREAT. Better than you might imagine. 

I didn't measure everything exactly, so forgive me if this doesn't turn out exactly as the image shows above. 

KALE SALAD RECIPE

1 head kale, chopped fine, bottom stems totally removed
1 avocado, cut into pieces
1 lemon, juiced
4 Tbls olive oil
1 green onion {optional} thinly sliced
2 pinches sea salt
1 pinch pepper

THOROUGHLY mix everything in a large bowl. Let sit for about 30 minutes. Meanwhile make the cauliflower and toasted cashews.

note: you might see some sesame seeds. i LOVE sesame seeds on my kale salads. you can add that as well!

CAULIFLOWER RECIPE

1 cauliflower head, chopped into fairly large pieces
4 Tbls olive oil
4-5 pinches sea salt
4 pinches cracked pepper
1 tsp powdered mustard {optional}
1/2c raw cashews

I used two separate large pans. On medium heat I head the olive oil while coast the cauliflower in the oil in the pan. I used two pans because I wanted each piece of cauliflower to be touching the pan. Let it sit for about 5 full minutes. Sprinle with sea salt, pepper and mustard powder. Then flip cauliflower and let it get cook for about 5-10 more minutes. Keep tossing for the next 5 minutes until still crunchy but dark on the edges and lightly cooked through.  

You can add cashews to the salad for more crunch, fat and protein. I toasted them for a bit because I like the taste of toasted nuts sometimes. But this is optional. 

To do so, heat a pan between low and medium. Toss cashews in the pan for about 5 minutes total. You gotta keep the moving for most of the time. I used a touch of oil, but you don't need to. 

Mix the raw kale salad with the cashews and cauliflower. 

Enjoy the weekend! Make a salad!