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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 & 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

Why You'll Love This Recipe

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 & 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

How to Make Roasted Cauliflower & Turkey Salad

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.

roasted cauliflower turkey salad

Ingredients for Roasted Cauliflower & Turkey Salad

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

Why go organic?

You may be wondering why I push organic ingredients for everything, even savory and healthy dishes. Organic ingredients go beyond just health and wellness, and contribute so much to the taste and flavor of a recipe. So, if you think that you're making something healthy and buying fruits, veggies, or meats so maybe you don't need to spend the extra to go organic here – let me sway your thinking.

Organic ingredients are made in a more pure way, therefore using no additives, no GMOs, and minimal ingredients. This really allows the true ingredients to shine – and because of that their flavor shines through. Therefore, organic ingredients are more flavorful than their non organic counterparts. So, just because it's already a healthy recipe, or you're already buying good for you ingredients – it doesn't mean you can skip organic! Trust me here, and make the switch. Your body and your taste buds will thank you!

So, I highly recommend that you buy the best organic ingredients for this recipe! You can also shop my Amazon Storefront for all my favorite organic ingredients here. Tip – hover over each ingredient to see the name. And if you want to learn more about organic foods and the difference, read my post here on Food Labels and What They Mean.

roasted cauliflower turkey salad

Roasted Cauliflower & Turkey Salad

Recipe by MimiDifficulty: Easy
Makes

4

servings

Healthy and incredibly delicious! This Roasted Cauliflower & Turkey Salad is one you'll want to make every week!

Ingredients

  • For the Cauliflower
  • 3 tablespoons organic extra virgin olive oil

  • 2 teaspoons organic thyme

  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon organic white pepper

  • 1 organic head of cauliflower

  • For the Turkey
  • 12 ounces Organic Ground Turkey

  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon organic black pepper

  • 1/2 teaspoon organic garlic powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon organic onion powder

  • 1 tablespoon organic extra virgin olive oil

  • For the Dressing
  • 3 tablespoons organic extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon organic apple cider vinegar

  • 1/4 cup water

  • Juice of 1 organic lemon

  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon organic black pepper

  • For the Salad
  • 2 hearts organic Romaine lettuce

  • 2 cups organic spinach

  • 1/2 cup organic pickled red onions & peppers

Directions

  • 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.

Notes

  •  High Altitude – Follow the recipe as noted.

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