A new favorite on our porch is Cauliflower and Tomato salad. This vegetarian-friendly side dish option is light, but still retains a ton of flavor. The lack of cream or meat makes it perfect for picnics or any occasion where your food may be sitting out for a while. I can vouch that it pairs amazingly with grilled chicken and a glass of lemonade.
Cauliflower and Tomato Salad
1 (14.5-oz) can Hunt's Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes
2 cups fresh cauliflower florets
1 (15-oz) can chickpeas, drained & rinsed
1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
3 tbsp canola oil
2 tbsp chopped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley
1 tbsp cider vinegar (or to taste)
½ tsp garlic salt
pinch ground black pepper
- Drain tomatoes, reserving ¼ cup liquid. Discard remaining liquid.
- Combine drained tomatoes, cauliflower, beans and onion in large bowl.
- In second bowl, whisk together reserved liquid, oil, parsley, vinegar, garlic salt and pepper.
- Pour dressing mixture over vegetables; toss to coat.
- Other veggies are totally optional. I’ve tossed in cucumbers and peppers before, which turned out great.
- I’ve always wanted to try this out with a touch of garlic, but unfortunately my husband is not a fan. If you’re feeling adventurous, toss your own spin on the dish and let us know how it worked out in the comments.
- If possible, cook your own chickpeas or buy no-salt-added canned versions
- Use garlic powder to cut down the sodium, since the Hunt's Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes are pre-salted.
- Garlic lovers like myself can use Hunt's Diced Tomatoes Fire Roasted With Garlic!
- I would blanch the cauliflower for 2-3 minutes before making this so they both absorb the dressing and aren’t so texturally distinct (not to mention they’ll be plastic-fork stabbable!).
- Add a touch of fresh dill for extra pep
- Use a good quality extra-virgin olive oil for more flavour – especially if you add black olives too!
Amount per Serving
Total fat 8 g
Saturated fat 1 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 434 mg
Carbohydrate 12 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Sugars 2 g
Protein 4 g
Vitamin A 3%
Vitamin C 33%
This is not a sponsored post, I do not receive any compensation in any way.