Cauliflower Tomato Salad

Cauliflower Tomato Salad-1-3Cauliflower and tomatoes complement each other beautifully in this refreshing salad. We made this often as I was growing up and I still love to serve it, especially with seafood. It is a great variation from coleslaw. The cauliflower is crunchy and grating it makes it almost fluffy. Tomatoes, garlic and herbs are then added and dressed with mayo and sour cream.

Yields: 4 servings

Ingredients:

1/2 cauliflower head

1 tomato

1 tsp dill, parsley, chives, each

1/4 tsp salt

pepper

1 tiny garlic clove

3-4 Tablespoons mayo and sour cream, each

Grate the cauliflower on the large holes of a box grater. IMG_0224 (550x367)Seed and chop the tomato. IMG_0221 (550x367)Add the rest of the ingredients and mix to combine.
By the way, don’t overdo the garlic. You need only a tiny amount, otherwise it will overwhelm this mild salad.IMG_0228 (550x367)Cauliflower Tomato Salad-1-3

Cauliflower Tomato Salad
 
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Recipe type: Sides
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • ½ cauliflower head
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 tsp dill, parsley, chives, each
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • pepper
  • 1 tiny garlic clove
  • 3-4 Tablespoons mayo and sour cream, each
Instructions
  1. Grate the cauliflower on the large holes of a box grater.
  2. Seed and chop the tomato.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix to combine.

19 Comments

  • natasha shishman

    we loved the salad. I have made salads with cauliflower, but grating it was different and interesting. Will definitely make again!

  • Lisa

    Made this salad today! Very good combination of veggies! So far my favorite combo for cauliflower salad ;-)! Thank you for a taking your time to share great recipes with us!

  • Alla

    I was wondering, have you ever tried making this salad ahead of time? Do you think if i grated the cauliflower, and prepared the rest of the ingredients except for the tomatoes the night before and add the tomatoes right before serving that it would still turn out yummy?

    • olgak7

      Hi Alla.
      You can make this salad ahead of time. I never make salads from fresh ingredients ahead of time, especially this one, simply because they are so easy and quick to prepare. I prefer the taste of texture of vegetables when they are crunchy and fresh. Any time you add salt to salad, it will draw out moisture and make it softer, even if it is very slight. For this reason, I make salads right before serving them.

  • Elvira

    Hi Olga, I just wanted to say thank you for posting such wonderful recipes. I have been trying to do meal planning, just to make my life easier and a bit more structured, and have pinned a bunch of your recipes. Today I made your Salmon cakes, with this cauliflower salad, and it came out perfect. My husband and my sister and her spouse, who were visiting, thought it was delicious! Last week I made your rice meatballs in the red sauce, and it was a big hit also, especially with my kiddo. 🙂 later this week I plan to try making your rice casserole. Love how clear your recipes are, and that many of them are good sized portions, so we can have left overs the next day, or I can freeze some.

    Thank you for your hard work; certainly makes my life easier, and more flavorful.

    • olgak7

      Thank you so much for such a sweet comment, Elvira! You really made my day.
      I’m so happy to hear that you are enjoying the recipes. The Salmon Cakes and the Cauliflower Tomato Salad are personal favorites of mine:).

  • Diana

    I love cauliflower and I loved this recipe! Only thing, who knew that grated cauliflower has this weird strong smell ( or maybe it’s just me) but I made it two days in the round (that’s how much I liked it) and still got this smell!! Wonder if it was just me or what??? 😉
    And lastly, thank you Olga for posting recipes!! Personally I get so tired of thinking and planning what to prepare for dinner/ lunch etc especially for how extremely “picky ” or should I say “spoiled “my family is…so this is then your blog comes in big help 😉 I actually start checking weekly right before grocery shopping 😉
    Thank you
    -dia

    • olgak7

      Cauliflower DOES have a strong smell:).
      I’m so happy to hear that this website is helpful to you in coming up what to cook. Thanks for taking the time to write.

  • Tzivia

    Olga, I love your cooking website and the vlogs that you post gurl you’re a natural on candid camera. I made your cauliflower and tomato salad for Shabbat (the Sabbath) last Friday. I didn’t end up using the grater but sliced it. The only fresh herbs I had were dill and chives. Only thing is the chives didn’t last too long, but the dill always stays well. Any tips for how to store chives well? Was also thinking of adding carrots, maybe I’ll do it this week. Cuz omg yo it was really way good and o definitely wanna make it again. I used mustard in place of the sour cream because I can’t mix meat and dairy together. Loved it with the mustard and mayo, gave it such a zip. Love your recipes gotta try more. I have Russian Slavic blood in me and I really tapped into my heritage making this salad. Keep up the good great work sweetheart. U go gurl

    • olgak7

      Thank you so much for your kind words, Tzivia. I am so glad to hear that you are enjoying the blog and videos.
      My tip for storing fresh herbs is to wash them and then wrap them in a damp paper towel and keep it a ziplock bag. Here’s a post I wrote about Storing Fresh Herbs.
      Good for you, for coming up with a way to make this salad that will work for you. Mustard sounds like it would taste great in here.

      • Tzivia

        Ur welcome olya anytime yea the mustard worked out well and added carrots this week, (love carrots). My mom really loved the salad too, super big hit. Thanx so much for the tip on storing fresh herbs. I will check your other tips @ another time, but now I think I will call it a night. Keep those yummy delish recipes coming darlin, good night and cheers

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