Cauliflower, White Bean, and Feta Salad

If you follow me on Instagram then you knew this recipe was coming your way.  I have been trying to eat pretty clean since the New Year (minus the Bojangles and Pizza I consumed last weekend).  I like to make a salad at the start of each week to have for my lunch everyday.  Saves money and then lunch is easy no planning necessary and it’s healthy.  I made this salad this week and it knocked my socks off.  If you love Cauliflower then you will love this salad.  The flavors are so fresh, light, and delicious.  I think it would be killer with some grilled Shrimp if you wanted a heartier meal but it was perfect alone for lunch.  I love that the cauliflower is raw and not cooked- most recipes call for it cooked.  The raw crunch of the cauliflower adds some great texture.   All the fresh herbs and feta really give the salad amazing flavor.  I promise you will be hooked on this.  I am on day three of eating it and still not sick of it!
Bon Appetit!

{CAULIFLOWER, WHITE BEAN, AND FETA SALAD}

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons finely grated lemon peel
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 medium head of cauliflower, trimmed, cut into small florets (about 3 cups)
  • 1 (15-ounce) can white beans (such as Great Northern or navy beans), drained
  • 2 large heads of Belgian endive, trimmed, halved lengthwise, then thinly sliced crosswise
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese (about 3 ounces)

Combine oil and rosemary in small saucepan. Stir over medium heat just until fragrant, about 1 minute. Cool.

Whisk lemon juice, vinegar, lemon peel, salt, and pepper in small bowl.

Combine cauliflower, beans, endive, chives, parsley, and
rosemary oil in medium bowl; toss. Mix in cheese. Add lemon juice
mixture and toss to coat. Season salad with salt and pepper.

19 Comments

  1. January 9, 2013 / 12:51 pm

    Ummmm this looks delish and as is if it might combat the 2 blts with avocado I had last night. Fatty!!!

  2. January 9, 2013 / 3:26 pm

    That looks amazing–and not too difficult to make. Does it start to get soggy after a few days though?

  3. January 9, 2013 / 3:33 pm

    Yum! Adding this to my list of things to make!!

  4. January 9, 2013 / 4:15 pm

    This looks yummy! I am going to try it. I struggle with what to have for lunch and get sicks of sandwiches.

  5. January 9, 2013 / 4:25 pm

    this looks great. I never thought to add cauli to salad!

  6. January 9, 2013 / 5:14 pm

    For some reason the combination of beans and cauliflower is so interesting! And I always love feta!

  7. January 9, 2013 / 5:38 pm

    Looks like something I would love!!!! Always enjoy your food posts!!!!

  8. January 9, 2013 / 7:33 pm

    I love cauliflower and white beans. Definitely going to make this!! I posted a recipe on my blog today too.

  9. January 10, 2013 / 3:14 am

    I want to stick my fork through the screen and eat this deliciousness.

  10. January 10, 2013 / 4:34 pm

    Made the salad last night, it was awesome! The whole house loved it!! Thanks for the recipe!!

  11. January 14, 2013 / 4:14 pm

    I just made this (modified a few things I didnt have) and it was soo delicious!! Your recipes are great, thanks for sharing and keep them coming!

  12. February 4, 2013 / 5:22 pm

    I just made this and it is delicious! Thanks for posting.

  13. February 11, 2013 / 12:34 am

    Finally made this tonight! YUM!! Now I am looking forward to lunch all week!

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