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vegan cauliflower macaroni salad
Vegan Mac-auliflower Salad
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 mins

Fresh and easy vegan cold salad that eats like a macaroni salad, but is made with cauliflower.

Course: Lunch, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people
Author: Michael Monson
  • 1 ¼ to 1 ½ lb fresh (not frozen) cauliflower
  • ¼ cup green onion (about 1 large stalk), thinly sliced, whites included
  • ¼ cup red bell pepper, diced
  • ¼ cup fresh or frozen peas
  • 1 small carrot, grated
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • ½ batch Universal Vegan Cold Salad Dressing (recipe below)
  • salt and pepper to taste
To prepare the cauliflower:
  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, and a bit of salt. Cut your cauliflower into ¼ to ½ inch pieces. Simmer the cauliflower for 5 minutes. Quickly remove from the hot water to a large bowl of ice water. Allow the cauliflower to cool completely, and then drain and dry the cauliflower thoroughly.

To make the Mac-auliflower Salad
  1. Place the blanched and dried cauliflower in a large bowl along with the prepared vegetables. Sprinkle on brown sugar and toss to distribute everything evenly. Stir in Universal Cold Salad dressing, and taste again for seasoning. Reserve a bit of dressing. Chill until ready to serve.
To serve:
  1. Stir in a bit more dressing to coat the salad. Top with fresh herbs, and maybe some Almond Bacon
Recipe Notes

If you want to use macaroni or pasta instead, just use 8ounces (dry) of your favorite pasta in place of the cauliflower. Cook fully, according to package directions.