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Raw Cauliflower Detox Salad
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4.2 from 5 votes

Revitalizing & Raw Cauliflower-Tomato Detox Salad

This vegan revitalizing & raw cauliflower-tomato detox salad is packed with detoxifying cruciferous veggies and feel-good ingredients. Raw cauliflower is grated into a fine "rice" and tossed with savory pine nuts, sundried tomatoes, kale, parsley, basil, hemp seeds, and pepitas. The mixture is tossed in a creamy dressing made with tahini, lemon juice, garlic, and seasonings.
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, plant-based, Vegan
Servings: 4 -6


For the Salad

  • 1 head of cauliflower, stemmed and cut into large pieces
  • 2 cups finely chopped dino or lacinto kale, stemmed
  • cup dry-packed sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • ¼ cup finely chopped Italian parsley
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil
  • cup raw pine nuts
  • ¼ cup hemp seeds
  • ¼ cup raw pepitas (shelled pumpkin seeds)

For the Dressing

  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ cup raw tahini
  • 1 garlic clove
  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ teaspoon fine-grain sea salt or to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon agave nectar or pure maple syrup* (optional)


  • Grate the cauliflower pieces in a food processor with the grater attachment in place. You can also use the regular attachment and pulse until the cauliflower is riced.
  • Transfer the riced cauliflower to a large, non-reactive bowl, and add in the kale, sundried tomatoes, parsley, basil, pine nuts, hemp seeds, and pepitas.
  • Make the dressing by adding the lemon juice, tahini, garlic, water, sea salt, and black pepper to a blender. Blend on high for 1-2 minutes or until smooth and creamy. If desired, add in ½-1 teaspoon agave nectar to balance the acidity of the dressing.
  • Pour the dressing over the cauliflower mixture and toss to coat.
  • Serve and refrigerate leftovers.


*If you don't care about keeping this salad raw, I recommend opting for pure Grade B maple syrup for a boost of vital trace minerals.