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Cauliflower and Squash Golden Salad | brightrootskitchen.com

Cauliflower and Squash Golden Salad

This Cauliflower and Squash Golden Salad is bright, colorful and crunchy. It's guaranteed to become your favorite new side dish for grilled fish or roasted chicken!
Course Salad, Side Dish
Keyword cauliflower salad, healthy side salad, how to cook cauliflower, summer salad, summer squash, yellow squash
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1/2 head cauliflower, cut into small florets
  • 1 yellow squash, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 orange bell pepper You could also use red or yellow
  • 2 scallion, chopped
  • 1 shallots, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbs curry powder
  • 1 tbs coconut oil You can use any other oil you have on hand, I just think the coconut flavor adds a unique flavor
  • salt and pepper


  • 1 lemon, juice only
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 scallion, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper


  • Fill a deep skillet halfway with water. Add curry powder and salt to the water and put the heat on medium high. Add the cauliflower and steam, stirring occasionally, for 7-8 minutes (should be tender with a slight crunch).  Strain the cauliflower and set aside.
  • Heat a skillet to medium high heat. Add coconut oil and shallots. Cook 1-2 minutes while stirring. Add squash, 2 chopped scallions, orange bell pepper, salt and pepper. Cook while stirring 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and add to cauliflower in a bowl.
  • Dressing: Add all of the dressing ingredients to a mason jar. Seal and shake vigorously for 1-2 minutes until a light dressing is formed. Drizzle dressing (as much as you like!) on veggies, toss and ENJOY!


  • This salad tastes best at room temperature