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Green Herb & Apricot Cauliflower Salad

6 servings Prep time: 15 min Cook time: 5 min

I love having easy salad recipes in my back pocket, so I can fit as many veggies as possible into my busy week. This one is perfect to make on a Sunday and use throughout the week. 

Finely chopping the cauliflower helps it absorb the tangy lime dressing, and adding toasted almonds gives a satisfying crunch. Fresh parsley, scallions, and mint add tons of phytonutrients and flavor in every bite. To top it off, I added a few dried apricots for just enough of a sweet touch to counter the savory garlic and herbs. 

This salad is great paired with some hardboiled eggs, grilled chicken, or my Minute Steak that I featured last week. I know this will

be a recipe you come back to again and again. 

Wishing you health and happiness,

Mark Hyman, MD 

Green Herb & Apricot Cauliflower Salad Easy Healthy Recipe



  • ⅓ cup raw slivered almonds
  • 2 small heads cauliflower, finely chopped (about 8 cups)
  • 1 bunch parsley, stemmed and finely chopped
  • 1 bunch scallions, thinly sliced, white and green parts
  • ⅓ cup fresh mint leaves, torn
  • ½ jalapeño or serrano pepper, thinly sliced (optional)
  • 6 dried apricots, unsweetened, thinly sliced


  • ⅓ cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, microplaned
  • ¾ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • ⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil


Step 1 Green Herb & Apricot Cauliflower Salad Healthy Recipe

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 300°F. Place almonds on a baking sheet and bake for 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.

Step 2 Green Herb & Apricot Cauliflower Salad Healthy Recipe

Step 2

In a large mixing bowl, add the finely chopped cauliflower, parsley, scallions, mint, jalapeño (if using), and apricots.

Step 3 Green Herb & Apricot Cauliflower Salad Healthy Recipe

Step 3

Make the dressing by whisking together the lime juice, garlic, salt, pepper, and olive oil in a small bowl or by shaking in a jar until emulsified.

Step 4 Green Herb & Apricot Cauliflower Salad Healthy Recipe

Step 4

Before serving, add the roasted almonds to the cauliflower salad and pour dressing over, then toss to combine.

Nutritional Information

Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories: 218, Total Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 336mg, Carbohydrates: 17g, Fiber: 6g, Sugars: 9g, Protein: 6g, Net Carbs: 11g

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