Raw Cauliflower Salad with Japanese Dressing

Raw Cauliflower Salad with Japanese Dressing

When it’s truly hot outside the thought of eating can be quite unbearable. It’s a chore just to heave yourself away from the air conditioning unit, let alone prepare a meal. Thankfully, this raw cauliflower salad will help keep you nourished and provide you with just enough energy to walk to the shop to buy a ice lolly, or twelve.

Raw cauliflower is a significantly healthier option than its cooked counterpart, retaining all the vitamins and minerals that are generally lost through cooking. It has a lovely squeaky texture and unique flavour worth trying if you haven’t already. Together with this aromatic Japanese dressing, this is a subtle and delicious little summer salad.

cauliflower salad


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1 cup raw cauliflower
Half avocado
Half cup sliced cucumber
Half cup cooked edamame beans (substitute with broad beans or peas if necessary)
2 spring onions
1 cup shredded chicken
Quarter cup sweetcorn
Sprinkle of poppy seeds (optional)


25ml sushi vinegar
10ml sesame oil
10ml soy sauce
1/2tsp white sugar


For the dressing simply pour all ingredients into a small bowl and whisk until well combined.

For the salad, divide the raw cauliflower into small florets and combine in a large bowl with the sliced cucumber and spring onions, the cooked edamame, the sweetcorn, avocado and shredded chicken. Sprinkle with poppy seeds and dress.

raw cauliflower salad


Thin slices of radish

Orange segments


A hot cup of miso soup.

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