Garlicky Late Summer Salad

Late Summer Cauliflower Salad recipe with garlicky dressing. It's a vegetarian delight that's now a staple side in our home. thenomadicwife.com

Summer is glorious, isn’t it? Well, I sure think it is.

There is really no better time to load up on colourful veg. Yes, I know. I sound like a broken record. Imagine if you were a close friend of mine, it would be considerably worse. Haha. 

Seriously, though. This salad is a new favourite in our house because of it’s creamy luscious dressing. You could really put it on anything, but on top of this crunchy yet subtle salad it really shines. 

The cauliflower makes this salad ideal as a lunch, because it doesn’t get soggy even if it’s prepped the night before. Now talk about one handy-dandy meal if I say so myself. 


Ingredients

Makes 2 servings

1 small head of cauliflower, sliced thin*
1 bunch of chives, minced
1 bunch of parsley, minced
½ C sunflower seeds
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 T white wine vinegar
1 T mayonnaise
½ t oregano
¼ C olive oil
½ t chili flakes
Salt & pepper to taste

Note: I used purple & orange, just for the contrast. The flavor, however, remains the same no matter the color! Also, we’ve had this as a main for lunch but it doubles well as a side for your next barbeque! 

Directions

10 min prep

First things first, prep your dressing by mixing together the garlic, vinegar, mayo, oregano, olive oil & chili flakes.
The dressing needs to sit a little so it can get that nice garlicky flavor.
Using a mandolin (or a very sharp knife) slice the cauliflower.
Mix in chives, parsley & sunflower seeds. 
To serve, simply add the dressing. 


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