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Roasted Cauliflower & Turkey Salad

This simple healthy turkey salad starts with roasted cauliflower and ground turkey on top of Romain lettuce, spinach, and pickled onions and peppers! Try this Roasted Cauliflower and Turkey Salad for lunch or dinner!

If you’re looking for more healthy salad recipes, try my Easy Quinoa Salad, Healthy Asian Salad with No Sugar, or my Kale Apple Salad.

roasted cauliflower turkey salad

You will love this recipe because it’s one of those recipes that takes minimal effort but has a high reward. Those are my favorite kind of recipes! This simple healthy turkey salad is insanely good!

The roasted cauliflower adds so much flavor along with the Pickled Red Onions and Peppers. And even Delaney, who is always going to prefer a burger or something besides a salad, he asked me when we could make these again! That’s how good they are.

I created this recipe with my friends at Organic Prairie using their Organic Ground Turkey. If you are trying to eat more organically you need to check them out for organic meat. You can shop online and have it shipped right to your door, and you are able to find organic meats that you may not be able to find in your grocery store.

roasted cauliflower turkey salad

Why You'll Love This Recipe

Simple and Easy: I love recipes that require a lot of effort and this one is simple and easy!

Vibrant and Flavorful: This Roasted Cauliflower and Turkey Salad is a vibrant and nutritious dish that combines savory and tangy flavors for a delightful lunch or dinner! The roasted cauliflower offers a rich, caramelized taste that pairs perfectly with the lean, juicy turkey. Adding pickled onions and peppers provides zest and tang in every bite.

Healthy: This simple healthy turkey salad is not only delicious but also packed with nutrients, providing a hearty dose of vitamins, minerals, and lean protein.


La Tourangelle Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Frontier Co-Op Organic Dried Thyme

Frontier Co-Op Organic White Pepper

Organic Cauliflower

Organic Prairie Ground Turkey

Frontier Co-Op Organic Garlic Powder

Frontier Co-Op Organic Onion Powder

Organic Apple Cider Vinegar

Frontier Co-Op Organic Black Pepper

Frontier Co-Op Sea Salt

Organic Lemon

Organic Pickled Red Onions & Peppers

roasted cauliflower turkey salad

Tools Needed

Baking Sheet Half Sheet Pan (use code MIMIBAKES for 10% off my favorite stainless steel sustainable bakeware!)

Parchment Paper (get my favorite nontoxic parchment paper and get 10% off with MIMIBAKES)

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

First step is roasting the cauliflower. I cut the cauliflower into pieces that are all about the same size, that’s your goal here, so they all brown evenly as the browned parts are the best parts!

Step 2

Next step is to cook the ground turkey. Add the ground turkey, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder into a bowl and mix together. You can do this with a spatula or just get in there with your hands. Add the turkey into a large skillet or in a cast iron skillet, either will work. Cook over medium/high heat until the turkey is fully cooked, this is pretty quick, only about 10 minutes.

Sep 3

Next step is assembling the salads. Chop the Romain and spinach and add it into bowls. Add roasted cauliflower, ground turkey, and pickled veggies on top.

Step 4

Time to mix up the dressing. This comes together so quickly, which is why I don’t do this ahead of time as this will naturally separate, so it’s easy to just do it when you’re ready to add it to the salad. In a small bowl, add the olive oil, apple cider vinegar, water, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine completely and dress the salad.

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Can I use another kind of meat?

Ground chicken or chicken breasts would also be delicious with this recipe.

How should I store this?

Store the extra roasted cauliflower and turkey in an airtight container in the fridge. You can make the salad again with leftovers, this is what we do since we're a small house of two!

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Roasted Cauliflower & Turkey Salad

Mimi Council
Healthy and incredibly delicious! This Roasted Cauliflower and Turkey Salad is one you'll want to make every week!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Makes 4 servings
Calories 365 kcal


For the Cauliflower

For the Turkey

For the Dressing

For the Salad


  • To roast the cauliflower: Preheat the oven to 450°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, add the olive oil, thyme, sea salt, and white pepper.
  • Cut the cauliflower head into 2-inch pieces and add into the bowl with the olive oil. Coat the cauliflower completely. Transfer to the prepare baking sheet and spread out evenly.
  • Roast for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the cauliflower is golden brown.
  • To make the turkey: In a medium bowl, add the ground turkey, sea salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder. Stir to combine completely.
  • In a large skillet over medium/high heat, add the olive oil to coat the pan. Add the ground turkey, and using a spatula, break it up and continue to cook until the turkey is lightly brown and fully cooked, about 10 minutes.
  • To make the dressing: In a small bowl, add the olive oil, apple cider vinegar, water, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine completely. (Dressing will naturally separate, so be sure to stir or shake before using if storing leftovers).
  • To assemble the salads: Chop the romaine lettuce and spinach and add to bowls. Add the turkey, roasted cauliflower, pickled onions, peppers, and dressing.
  • Serve immediately.


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Calories: 365kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 24gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 1409mgPotassium: 822mgFiber: 4gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 1498IUVitamin C: 88mgCalcium: 71mgIron: 3mg
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