Roasted Cauliflower Salad is a delicious and healthy dish, perfect as a light meal or a side dish. The roasting process brings out the natural sweetness of the cauliflower, and when combined with the additional ingredients, it creates a salad that’s full of texture and flavor.


  • 1 large head of cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups mixed salad greens (like arugula, spinach, or baby kale)
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup Kalamata olives, pitted and sliced
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted
  • For the dressing:
    • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
    • 1 garlic clove, minced
    • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C).
  2. Toss the cauliflower florets with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Spread them on a baking sheet in a single layer.
  3. Roast the cauliflower in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until tender and golden brown, stirring halfway through.
  4. While the cauliflower is roasting, prepare the salad dressing. In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, Dijon mustard, minced garlic, and the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. In a large salad bowl, combine the mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, red onion, and Kalamata olives.
  6. Once the cauliflower is roasted, let it cool slightly, then add it to the salad bowl.
  7. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss gently to combine.
  8. Top the salad with crumbled feta cheese and toasted pine nuts.
  9. Serve the salad warm or at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

  • Calories: 180
  • Fat: 14g
  • Carbohydrates: 10g
  • Protein: 5g

Prep and Cooking Time

Prep Time: 15 minutes

  • Cooking Time: 25 minutes


  • Serves: 4

Roasted Cauliflower Salad is a delightful combination of flavors and textures. The roasted cauliflower adds a wonderful depth and nuttiness, complemented by the freshness of the greens, the tanginess of the feta, and the salty bite of the olives. This salad is not only tasty but also packed with nutrients, making it a healthy option for any meal. Enjoy this simple yet elegant salad that’s sure to impress!

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