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Toasted Greens, Pomegranate and Cauliflower Rice Salad Recipe

Toasted Greens

Toasted Greens

This Middle Eastern-inspired salad is a healthy take on the classic tabouleh. It’s a perfect complement to the leg of lamb recipe above or a filling vegetarian option. Not only is this recipe super healthy, it looks like Christmas in a bowl and tastes like a flavour party in your mouth. Loaded with green vegies such as asparagus, green beans and spinach, this salad is full of vitamins and minerals while being low in calories. The greens are high in fibre and provide a good source of protein for the non-meat eaters.

Serves: 6–10



  • 1 cup chopped baby spinach
  • 1 cup fresh herbs such as parsley, coriander & mint
  • 1 tomato, deseeded & diced
  • ½ red onion, diced
  • Seeds 1 pomegranate
  • ½ large cauliflower head, roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 garlic clove, crushed
  • 200g green beans, halved
  • 100g asparagus, halved
  • Juice 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp goat cheese, chopped
  • Salt & pepper, to season
  1. In large bowl, mix spinach, herbs, tomato, onion and pomegranate.
  2. Place cauliflower in food processor and blitz to rice-like consistency. Briefly steam over boiling water for a couple mins just to soften and warm cauliflower rice
  3. Heat frying pan over medium–high heat. Add butter and garlic, stirring continuously. Once browned, add green beans and asparagus, toasting them for about 3–5 mins. Squeeze half of lemon juice over the vegies while cooking. You want them to be cooked but still crunchy and green.
  4. Stir cauliflower rice into salad, adding remaining lemon juice and tossing together.
  5. Place green beans and asparagus on top of salad and crumble goat cheese over.
  6. Sprinkle sea salt and black pepper generously over dish and serve.


Lee Holmes

Lee Holmes is a nutritionist, yoga and meditation teacher, wholefoods chef, Lifestyle Food Channel’s Healthy Eating Expert, blogger and author of the best-selling books Supercharged Food: Eat Your Way to Health, Supercharged Food: Eat Yourself Beautiful, Eat Clean, Green and Vegetarian, Heal your Gut, Eat Right for Your Shape and Supercharged Food for Kids.

Lee’s food philosophy is all about S.O.L.E. food: sustainable, organic, local and ethical. Her main goal is to alter the perception that cooking fresh, wholesome, nutrient-rich meals is difficult, complicated and time-consuming. From posting recipes, her passion to share her autoimmune disease story and help others has snowballed and the blog has recently taken home the overall prize at the Bupa Health Influencer Awards as well as the best blog in the Healthy Eating category. She also runs a four-week online Heal Your Gut program.