Roasted Cauliflower Salad

Steph Wagner

February 13, 2018

Roasted Cauliflower Salad

Add some low carb crunch and flavor to your salad with roasted cauliflower! This WLS friendly side dish is perfect to pair with lean protein like chicken, beef, fish or pork! Bariatric surgery patients you will love this easy but fun side salad! #wls #wlsrecipes #gastricsleeve #gastricbypass #bariatric

Cauliflower has become quite the bariatric surgery diet companion in recent years!

I, myself, have never been a fan of cauliflower. I find it flavorless and strange in texture.  I feel it’s the last vegetable to leave a veggie tray on purpose.

Although many recipes have gotten creative with how to use this vegetable to create low-carb alternatives.

I’ve tried and enjoy the cauliflower pizza crust (shown below) but the smell is something you have to get past. I love my version of creamy mashed cauliflower (shown below) and with the introduction of steamer bags of cauliflower, it’s become a very easy side dish to throw together.

Riced cauliflower in a frozen steamer bag has become a new and dear friend of mine too. I nearly alway have one on stand by and loved my most recent creation of this Salmon and Riced Cauliflower bowl (shown below).

This recipe is pretty quick to get together and roasting the cauliflower alongside chopped walnuts is super tasty. You could stop right there and have a great side dish to pair with your chicken, beef, pork or fish! However, I went the extra step to toss it with mixed greens and a light vinaigrette. So tasty!

Bariatric surgery patients, remember to focus on two bites of the lean protein source to every one bite of this delicious side salad! Focus on small bites, eating slowly and stopping at the first sign of fullness. In my practice, I don’t focus on how much you ate but instead on if you stopped at your natural fullness cues and stuck with the 2:1 ratio of protein to vegetable. 

Find out more about what I recommend my patients and what membership has to offer!

Weight Loss Surgery Nutrition FoodCoach.Me  


Cauliflower Mini Pizza | Bariatric Recipes | FoodCoach.Me

Cauliflower Mini Pizzas – members recipe


Mashed Cauliflower | WLS Recipes | FoodCoach.Me

Creamy Mashed Cauliflower – members recipe video


Dairy Free AND Bariatric Surgery Friendly! I love the flavors of this fresh salmon, hummus and cauliflower rice with fresh dill. Easy to put together and packed with protein! #gastricsleeve #gastricbypass #wls #bariatrcrecipes #dairyfree

Salmon Cauliflower Rice Bowl – dairy free

Add some low carb crunch and flavor to your salad with roasted cauliflower! This WLS friendly side dish is perfect to pair with lean protein like chicken, beef, fish or pork! Bariatric surgery patients you will love this easy but fun side salad! #wls #wlsrecipes #gastricsleeve #gastricbypass #bariatric

Roasted Cauliflower Salad

Course: Vegetables
Cuisine: American, Oven Baked
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 94kcal
Author: Steph Wagner
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups cauliflower florets, chopped
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp chopped walnuts
  • 3 cups mixed greens
  • 4 tbsp light raspberry vinaigrette

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 400F. Meanwhile toss chopped cauliflower with olive oil, salt and pepper. Roast in heated oven for 12 minutes.
  • Remove pan from oven and add chopped walnuts. Return to oven for 5 minutes.
  • Remove pan from oven again and let cool. Meanwhile add mixed greens to salad bowl. Top with roasted cauliflower and nuts. Toss together with vinaigrette and serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 94kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 298mg | Potassium: 234mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 341IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutrition Facts
Roasted Cauliflower Salad
Amount Per Serving (0.5 cup)
Calories 94 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 298mg13%
Potassium 234mg7%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 341IU7%
Vitamin C 31mg38%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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