Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Tahini Dressing

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Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Tahini Dressing

My Roasted Cauliflower Salad recipe is packed with goodies and totally addictive!

Roasted Cauliflower Salad recipe

Hello! Hello!

Hope y’all had a great weekend!  Ours involved all things bathroom remodeling and I’ll share a few photos of the chaos with you tomorrow.  In the meantime I have this super yummy new recipe to share with you today.

Roasted Cauliflower Salad Recipe

I find that I eat less salads in the winter.  Without my garden producing a steady stream of vegetables, I’m just not as inspired.  I figured some of you might be in the same boat. 🙂

With that in mind I decided to create a totally addictive salad bowl that is packed with plant-based protein, has ingredients that are really easy to find this time of year AND tastes nothing short of dreamy.  Basically a salad that FULL of nutrients AND would make both of us CRAVE salad in winter.

This Roasted Cauliflower Salad recipe totally delivers.

Roasted Cauliflower Salad recipe

The recipe starts with my Roasted Ranch Cauliflower from last week.  To make this dish vegan friendly you can leave off the parmesan OR use my Curry Roasted Cauliflower.

Either way the roasted cauliflower is a perfect addiction to this dish.  It might seem strange to add a cooked veggie, but TRUST ME, it totally works here.  Roasting the cauliflower brings out the flavor and makes the salad heartier and more filling… perfect for this time of year.

Roasted Cauliflower Salad recipe

The next component is crispy chickpeas!  Once again my Crispy Ranch Chickpeas from two weeks ago make the perfect addition.  These are already vegan, so no subs needed there.

The crispy chickpeas add protein and a perfect and much needed crunch to the meal.  Plus they keep this gluten-free!  Think of them as your crouton.

Roasted Cauliflower Salad recipe

Next up is my Lemon Tahini Dressing… which tastes amazing on just about everything I try it with.  It is by far my favorite salad dressing.  The tahini perfectly complements the rich roasted cauliflower and the crispy ranch chickpeas.  These three ingredients are basically a flavor explosion in the best possible way.

Every bite will have you coming back from more.

Roasted Cauliflower Salad recipe

To finish off the dish I use fresh kale and cooked quinoa.  The kale is a perfect hearty base for winter salads like this one.  It also works well with the roasted cauliflower… providing a bit of balance to the salad.  The quinoa adds some substance and more protein.

The final product comes together in a dish I swear you’ll want to eat over and over again!  Make a big batch of all the components to enjoy for lunches all week.  You’ll actually be looking forward to that next winter salad.

Roasted Cauliflower Salad recipe

I hope you’ll give this Roasted Cauliflower Salad recipe a try!  It really is SO good.

Roasted Cauliflower Salad recipe

Roasted Cauliflower Salad recipe

Roasted Cauliflower Salad

Roasted cauliflower, kale, quinoa, crispy chickpeas and homemade tahini dressing come together for one tasty salad!
Prep Time 10 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings


  • 1 recipe Parmesan Ranch Cauliflower or Curry Roasted Cauliflower (vegan), see recipe notes for links
  • 1 recipe Crispy Ranch Chickpeas
  • 1 recipe Lemon Tahini Dressing
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 4 cups kale


  • Pile the kale in a bowl.  Top with the cauliflower, chickpeas and quinoa.  Drizzle with the lemon tahini dressing.
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 Roasted Cauliflower Salad recipe

Thanks for stopping by today! Tomorrow I’m sharing Things I’m Loving Lately.

Your turn!

Do you eat salad in the winter?


I’m linking up my Roasted Cauliflower Salad recipe with: Meatless Monday, Meatless Monday, Full Plate Thursday, Foodie Friday, and the Weekend Potluck. Thanks so much ladies for the link up parties!
By | 2020-06-02T17:06:17-04:00 January 22nd, 2018|All Vegetarian, Food, Lunch, Salads, Vegetarian Meals|18 Comments


  1. How to Beat the Winter Blues June 2, 2020 at 5:14 pm - Reply

    […] might not be your first choice in winter, but try my Roasted Cauliflower Salad to get even more veggies in your diet!  Cauliflower is easy to find in the winter and is […]

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  3. Crispy Ranch Chickpeas recipe August 13, 2018 at 12:44 pm - Reply

    […] So it’s no surprise that I love the idea of creating salty, crispy and crunchy treats that are actually good for you.  This healthy Crispy Ranch Chickpeas recipe may look a little funny… but these little bites taste amazing!   They are perfect for watching a movie, midday munching or even a fun healthy addition to your Super Bowl party menu.  Or even in my Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Crispy Chickpeas & Tahini Dressing. […]

  4. Trish February 2, 2018 at 6:02 pm - Reply

    I am so addicted to roasted cauliflower so I am pretty excited to try this recipe! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Agness of Fit Travelling January 23, 2018 at 5:46 am - Reply

    This is an excellent salad recipe which I think I can have just every day. My mouth is so watery right now, Julie! 😉

  6. Nicole @ Fitful Focus January 22, 2018 at 9:08 pm - Reply

    I recently tried to get some tahini for a recipe and my grocery didn’t have it 🙁 :(. I’ll have to try the bigger one that’s just a little further away because I need to make this!

  7. Annmarie January 22, 2018 at 6:49 pm - Reply

    I LOVE tahini anything – this looks really yummy, Julie!

  8. [email protected] January 22, 2018 at 3:10 pm - Reply

    This sounds tasty. I love roasted veggies but. Never thought of putting some on a salad.

  9. Deborah Brooks January 22, 2018 at 3:07 pm - Reply

    I love cauliflower and this is right up my alley! I would be very happy to have this for dinner

  10. Lisa Ballantyne January 22, 2018 at 12:50 pm - Reply

    Hmmmm…..I’ve never been much of a fan of cauliflower, but maybe you’ve managed to change my mind! Looks good!

  11. Erinn January 22, 2018 at 8:51 am - Reply

    More cauliflower! And I love tahini! You always have great recipes, thanks for sharing!

  12. Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real January 22, 2018 at 8:39 am - Reply

    I barely eat salad in the winter. Something about cold weather makes it sound less appealing. This seems like the perfect way to break out of that mindset!

  13. Emily @ Pizza & Pull-Ups January 22, 2018 at 6:23 am - Reply

    This looks like such a good, hearty winter salad!

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