Have you ever had raw cauliflower? It took me most of my life to try it and now I make it a fair few times a year to change up my regular green salads. This particular salad right here must be my best salad combination including this beautiful cruciferous vegetable yet. I tried to give it a bit of everything but still let the cauliflower shine at the centre of it all.

Red onion adds a bit of spice, parsley brings some green herbaciousness, golden raisins are sweet and add a beautiful pop of colour and salted almonds grounds it all. It’s crunchy and chewy all at once and goes with most dishes.

To dress it I make a lemon vinaigrette which I’d recommend you try with other salads too. It’s easy to make, like most vinaigrettes, and adds a wonderful tanginess to the shaved cauliflower. It’s definitely going to be my dressing du jour for the rest of the summer.

Malin x

Shaved Cauliflower Salad with Golden Raisins and Toasted Almonds

Serves 6


Lemon vinaigrette:

1 large and juicy lemon

3 tbsp olive oil

1,5 tsp dijon mustard

1 tsp maple syrup

0,25 tsp garlic powder

Generous pinch of salt

Black pepper, to taste

For the salad:

1 small head of cauliflower, leaves removed

1 cup parsley leaves

1 small red onion

0,5 cup golden raisins (or sub for regular)

0,75 toasted and salted almonds