Caraway and cauliflower are a match that brings to mind wursts, kraut and foamy, cold mugs of beer. Alas, not everyone loves that caraway flavor so leave out the caraway seeds if you prefer--the salad's wonderful either way.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2008
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Whisk mayonnaise, vinegar, shallot, caraway seeds (if using) and pepper in a large bowl until smooth. Add cauliflower, romaine and apple; toss to coat.

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Nutrition Facts

67.5 calories; protein 1.5g 3% DV; carbohydrates 10.9g 4% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 2.2g 9% DV; sugars 5.1g; fat 2.6g 4% DV; saturated fat 0.4g 2% DV; cholesterol 3.1mg 1% DV; vitamin a iu 1437.8IU 29% DV; vitamin c 29.5mg 49% DV; folate 56.1mcg 14% DV; calcium 22.9mg 2% DV; iron 0.5mg 3% DV; magnesium 13.4mg 5% DV; potassium 256.8mg 7% DV; sodium 120.3mg 5% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 5% DV.

Reviews (14)

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14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
06/22/2012
Use Spinach & use the Caraway Seeds! Used spinach instead of romaine HAVE to use caraway seeds. That flavor makes it takes totally different than the usual sweet/sour veggie salad. Bacon does not add or detract from the flavor. I put in one strip and tasted it with it. Yeah bacon is yummy but save it for another recipe that really needs it. This one does not.:) Pros: Nutrient dense Cons: none Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2012
This salad was awesome! My husband wasn't too keen with the idea of having this for dinner little did he know he was going to like it! He truly enjoyed it I went for seconds! I used granny smith apples the only thing I had at home. To add sweetness I added chopped craisins. I also added a handful of unsalted sunflower seeds. I will be making this again! Thank you for posting! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/01/2012
Loved it! We all loved it - my husband teenage daughter and me!! I used more caraway seed than the recipe called for and I also added sunflower sprouts because I had them. Also added two slices cut into small bits of an uncured turkey bacon. Definitely a keeper and would be great for a pock luck Pros: Simple Low Calorie Cons: None Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/23/2012
Trying to cut calories and fat even more I substituted greek yogurt for the mayo and I loved it but next time I might cut down on the vinegar. I used spinach instead of romaine and I would do it again. I thought the yogurt worked well with the apples and I put some salt in to help it seem a little more savory. Adding dried cranberries or something similar would work well with it too. All in all it was fast easy tasted great and you knew it was healthy. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/31/2011
This is delicious! The first time I made it I didn't have shallots or carraway seeds - don't skip those ingredients. They make a big difference in the flavor. Julia Chicago IL Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/31/2011
I made this salad last night and it was a hit with my company! Flavorful and healthy! Love it! Kelly St. Paul MN Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/31/2011
We really enjoyed this salad. I cut back a little on the shallot as the flavor was a bit overpowering. Topping each serving with a tablespoon of crumbled gorgonzola adds only about 25 calories and complements the flavors perfectly. Deb Allentown PA Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/31/2011
It was really good and a great way to include cauliflower with the dinner for the whole family. I'd suggest using a bit more vinegar in the dressing for those anti-mayo types. Annie Portland ME Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
My husband and I really enjoyed this salad. We did not have mayo and I was not in the mood to make it from scratch so I used 3 tablespoons plain yogurt and 2 tablespoons sour cream instead. I also added a few splashes of hot sauce and a pinch of ground mustard -- these are ingredients in my homemade mayo that I thought might complement this dish. It was a success! Our 15-month-old son also enjoyed it. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
Nice alternative to regular old cauliflower! I didn't have shallots so I substituted green onions - with approval from my 13-year-old who prefers the latter! Nice flavor and the mayo isn't too overwhelming! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
This was fantastic! I was a bit skeptical while preparing but was pleasently surprised with the outcome. As previously said the mayo is not overwhelming at all and paired amazingly with the apple. I also used scallions instead of shallots and it seemed to work out. I used frozen cauliflower instead of fresh to save a bit of money and it wasn't bad. Probably would be better with fresh but I would make it again using frozen in a pinch. Left out the Caraway seeds and added the ground mustard. This may be one of my favorite new recipe's. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
Loved this! I didn't use the caraway and it was still very good and so simple! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
I love this salad great alternative to potato salad and less calories. The only thing I do differenlty is to partially cook the cauliflower for about 3 minutes in boiling water. I found the texture and taste to be much more pleasing than the raw cauliflower. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2011
.Great flavour with so few calories. I've made it a weekly favourite Read More