Cauliflowers make wonderful, year-round salads and at the moment I am a little bit in love with this Waldorf style one. You can make it using white, purple or the beautiful green Romanesco variety of cauliflower. The brightness of the apple and the crunch of the nuts make this a perfect lunch or starter dish but it would also make a fabulous side salad to accompany warm or cold roast chicken.
Remember to choose a low-fat blue cheese for the salad to keep the fat content down as much as possible. Choose a mild or strong version according to taste.
CAULIFLOWER WALDORF SALAD
1 Pink Lady apple
1 tbsp lemon juice
100g/4 oz low-fat soft blue cheese
25g/1 oz walnut pieces
a handful of basil leaves
150ml/2/3 cup 0% fat-free Greek yogurt
salt and freshly ground black pepper
1. Break the cauliflower into small florets, removing and discarding the tough stalks. Slice the florets into small pieces.
2. Core and slice the apple and toss with the lemon juice.
3. Slice, cube, break or scoop the chosen blue cheese into bite-sized pieces. Chop the walnuts and tear the basil into small pieces.
4. Place the cauliflower, apple, cheese, walnut pieces and yogurt in a mixing bowl with salt and pepper to taste. Toss the salad well to serve.
WLS PORTION: 1/2
V suitable for vegetarians
Calories per portion: 171
Image courtesy of Love Your Greens