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Cauliflower Rice Salad Recipe

Cauliflower Rice Salad Recipe

Credit: Georgia Harding

This fresh, zesty salad is my grain-free twist on a rice salad. Using cauliflower rice, it becomes a particularly nutrient-dense, high-fibre salad with fresh Vietnamese flavours (especially if you can get your hands on the Vietnamese mint).

Serves: 4 as a side



  • 500g cauliflower, broken into florets
  • 1 large carrot, julienned
  • 1 red capsicum, thinly sliced
  • 4 spring onions, white part only, thinly sliced
  • 10 snow peas, thinly sliced
  • Bunch coriander, finely chopped
  • ½ cup Vietnamese mint leaves, leaves picked from stems (can sub with regular mint)
  • Handful snow pea sprouts or bean sprouts (optional)
  • ⅓ cup cashew nuts, chopped & toasted
  • 1 small red chilli, chopped (optional)

  • Dressing
  • 1 tbsp finely grated ginger
  • 1 small clove garlic, finely grated or crushed
  • Juice & zest 1 large or 2 small limes
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp sweetener (honey or rice-malt syrup)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  1. In food processor, pulse cauliflower to grainy texture. You could also chop finely by hand or grate. Place in salad bowl.
  2. Add carrot, capsicum, spring onion and snow peas to cauliflower.
  3. Add herbs and sprouts.
  4. Make dressing by combining all ingredients in jar or small bowl.
  5. Pour dressing over salad and toss well to coat.
  6. Top with cashews and optional chilli and enjoy.
  7. Tip: Build this into a meal by serving it with grilled tempeh, tofu, chicken, pork or seafood.


Georgia Harding

Georgia Harding is a naturopath with almost 20 years experience, a mother and a passionate health educator. After many years consulting in a busy practice, lecturing in natural medicine and sharing her knowledge on talkback radio, Georgia decided to reach out and share her passion for holistic health by developing her blog, Well Nourished.
On her website, she shares fad-free health advice and intolerance/allergy-friendly recipes to inspire people to live happy, healthy lives and create delicious food memories.

Georgia’s ebook Rise and Shine: A Well Nourished Breakfast will inspire and guide you to prepare the most important meal of the day in just minutes. Her latest ebook The Well Nourished Lunch Box contains over 50 nut-free, allergy-friendly wholefood sweet and savoury snacks, lunches and meals to inspire you to pack a nourishing lunch box that your kids will love to eat and you will love to make.