Cauliflower Kale Salad with Pomegranate, Dried Apricots and Pumpkin Seeds

Cauliflower Kale Salad with Pomegranate, Dried Apricots and Pumpkin Seeds is healthy and delicious! It is perfect for lunch and is a great way to detox.

Cauliflower Kale Salad with Pomegranate, Dried Apricots and Pumpkin Seeds - a healthy and delicious meal!

Winter vegetables are my favorite. Kale, cauliflower, beets and broccoli. I could eat them all every day and never get sick of them. With an abundance of fresh kale from my garden, I love enjoying it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I love this salad because it combines sautéed cauliflower “rice” with kale, pomegranate, dried apricots, pumpkin seeds and a few simple seasonings.

Cauliflower Kale Salad with Pomegranate, Dried Apricots and Pumpkin Seeds - a healthy and delicious meal!

This salad is great to make ahead because it is still fresh and crunchy even after a few days. It is also a great detox salad and is the perfect salad for lunch during the week. One of my goals for 2015 is to prep meals ahead of time. So far, I’m really proud of myself. Each Sunday, I spend the afternoon prepping a few meals for the week. It makes life during the week so much easier.

In fact, I am trying to get ahead with other things too. Whether it is meal prep, work or blogging related, I feel so much more relaxed when I get things done ahead of time. I’m one of those people who packs my calendar with more than I should do, and always gets everything done even if it means little time for sleep or relaxing. In addition to getting things done ahead of time, I’m really trying to clear my calendar for more down time. I not only feel like I am able to get more done, but I am able to relax a little too. It’s fabulous.

Cauliflower Kale Salad with Pomegranate, Dried Apricots and Pumpkin Seeds - a healthy and delicious meal! Cauliflower Kale Salad with Pomegranate, Dried Apricots and Pumpkin Seeds - a healthy and delicious meal! Cauliflower Kale Salad with Pomegranate, Dried Apricots and Pumpkin Seeds - a healthy and delicious meal! Cauliflower Kale Salad with Pomegranate, Dried Apricots and Pumpkin Seeds - a healthy and delicious meal!

Go ahead, grab a big bowl of this salad and dig in! If you want a little more protein, you could also layer the salad with grilled chicken breast.

Cauliflower Kale Salad with Pomegranate, Dried Apricots and Pumpkin Seeds

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Cauliflower Kale Salad with Pomegranate, Dried Apricots and Pumpkin Seeds is healthy and delicious! It is perfect for lunch and is a great way to detox.
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Ingredients 

  • 1/2 head cauliflower, coarsely chopped into 2 inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 heaping cups fresh kale
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate arils
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Place the cauliflower into a food processor and pulse until the cauliflower pieces are about the size of rice.
  • In a medium skillet over medium heat, add coconut oil and onions and cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Add cauliflower "rice" to the pan and cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Transfer the cauliflower to a large bowl. Add kale, lemon juice, olive oil, pomegranate arils, pumpkin seeds and dried apricots. Toss well to combine. Season with salt and pepper and serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 0g, Calories: 276kcal, Carbohydrates: 20g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 21g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 25mg, Potassium: 548mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 13g, Vitamin A: 635IU, Vitamin C: 42.7mg, Calcium: 32mg, Iron: 1.6mg
Course: Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
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Source: Spoonful of Flavor

Cauliflower Kale Salad with Pomegranate, Dried Apricots and Pumpkin Seeds - a healthy and delicious meal!

 

 

38 comments on “Cauliflower Kale Salad with Pomegranate, Dried Apricots and Pumpkin Seeds”

  1. This looks so delicious! So glad to have seen it on Treasure Box Tuesday! Pinning!

    Lauren Copeland
    Life Well Sweetened
    http://www.lifewellsweetened.com

  2. Ashley, this is just beautiful- I love the flavor combinations that you used! Thank you for sharing this with us at Treasure Box Tuesday- I have chosen it as one of my features this week. Rachael’s doing a great job! 🙂

  3. thanks for posting to Oh My Heartsie Girl WW!

    Jenny

  4. I like that you included some examples of winter vegetables…very informative. This would make a delicious salad for lunch!

  5. I love kale and this looks so good. Definitely going to make this.
    Thanks,
    Bev

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