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Raw Cauliflower Salad with Mustard Dill Dressing

I love summer food. It’s easy, fresh, delicious and bursting with flavors that you only get when produce is in season. Tomatoes are sweet and juicy, cauliflowers from the farmer’s market are fresh and firm, and everything just seems to taste a little better.

Raw, Vegan Cauliflower Salad with Dill Dressing

These days, I am making recipes that are nutrient dense and have greatĀ health benefits. The food is not as “sexy” as some of the things you find on the internet but with the “sexy” has come a whole new category of food that is presented as healthy but is anything but. I see far too many raw and vegan recipes that are filled with sugar, fat and unhealthy ingredients.

My focus has shifted back to simpler food that celebrates a cauliflower just as it is, but with amazing taste and appeal.

Today’s salad is super easy, very nutrient dense, refreshing and delicious. Featuring cauliflower, one of our hard working cruciferous vegetables, this salad picks up more nutritional points with the addition of cucumber and tomato! The dressing is full of flavor and whips up easily in the blender.

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  1. gaebi wrote on July 12, 2016

    Hi Susan, I just came across your website when looking for a recipe with miso-soup (you made one with kale, and it looked very healthy and nutritious)! Then I saw this picture with the cauliflower salad and now I am wondering, if instead of the dry mustard powder I may use normal mustard (or I also have some mustard seeds, but I don’t know how to process them, because they are very hard). Then I just wanted to ask what is coconut aminos (I live in Switzerland and never heard of it before…)? May I substitute it with something similar?

    Thank you very much in advance for your help!

  2. Karen wrote on July 8, 2016

    Hi Susan,

    Absolutely loved this dish. The flavours were beautiful. Thanks for all you do!

    Kindest regards ,

    • Susan wrote on July 11, 2016

      Thank you so much, Karen! Glad you liked it! And thank you for the wonderful words.

  3. Christy wrote on July 7, 2016

    Base on your recipe, I had remove dry mustard powder to adapt to chinese palate, and My little boy love it so much , Glad to metting Rawmazing , thanks Susan !

    • Susan wrote on July 7, 2016

      So glad you liked it! Welcome, Christy!

  4. Sherry Macdonald wrote on July 4, 2016

    I would love to share your recipe on my blog. It looks amazing!

    • Susan wrote on July 4, 2016

      Thank for asking, Sherry! Our content and photos are copyrighted. You can use the photo only for the purpose of linking to the specific recipe and the link must be included. We do not allow republishing of recipes, only a link to the recipe. Thanks!

  5. Alexandra wrote on July 3, 2016

    I love the bowls as well. Checked the Crate and Barrel website … none showing. Can you please let me know where you got these?

    • Sharon wrote on July 3, 2016

      I looked at Crate & Barrel…and they were on clearance at one time….but NO stores have them and they currently do not show up on their Clearance section. Also, none to be found on Ebay šŸ™

    • Susan wrote on July 3, 2016

      Hi, Alexandra, I checked the bottom of the bowl and it did indeed come from Crate and Barrel. Maybe they don’t sell them anymore? I probably bought it a year ago. Cheers!

  6. Sherri wrote on July 2, 2016

    Would love to know an dressing base alternative if can’t have cashews

    • Mimm wrote on July 2, 2016

      If you can’t have cashews you could try tahini instead if you are able to eat this

      • Susan wrote on July 2, 2016

        Tahini has a distinct taste that the cashews don’t have. You can substitute with tofu (not raw) or another nut, like macadamia or pine. Cheers!

  7. Judith wrote on July 2, 2016

    Great salad Susan, thanks so much- stll hoping you might post some of your wonderful recipes on – recently called ‘the best site on the web for healing cancer’- not a bad tribute since there are over 9m of them on the web! Hope to see you there,it would be a huge service- love and thanks from Judith and the CS Team

    • Susan wrote on July 2, 2016

      Hi, Judith, You are welcome to put a link to Rawmazing on your site. We don’t cross post recipes. It opens a huge can of worms for us as far as seo, and others wanting to post our copyrighted work.

  8. Zin wrote on July 1, 2016

    Do you blend walnuts into the dressing too? Or are they only topping?

    • Susan wrote on July 2, 2016

      Hi, Zin, The walnuts go on the top, not in the dressing. Cheers!

  9. Sharon wrote on July 1, 2016

    I need those bowls!!! Where did you get them?

    • Susan wrote on July 2, 2016

      Hi, Sharon, I believe I got them at Crate and Barrel. Glad you like them!

      • Sarah wrote on March 31, 2017

        Mustard powder in dressings pack a wonderful flavor, I just love the idea of this dressing all over those lovely, healthy vegetables.

        There’s some serious crunch factor there with those walnuts, the cauliflower and cucumber. I’d imagine this would be a really good craving food to help keep away from more unhealthy snack choices.

        Dill really compliments mustard too, so you’re onto a winner here.


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