Roasted Cajun Cauliflower Salad

Crunchy cauliflower florets are roasted in a spicy homemade cajun seasoning and served with cabbage, rocket, and almond flakes. It's a delicious and healthy salad perfect for your weekly meal prepping. Low in carbs and packed with fibres and vitamins, it's also suitable for vegan, keto and paleo diets.

Roasted Cajun Cauliflower Salad Recipe


Nutrition per serving
Net Carbs16.8 g6.1%
of which Sugars10.2 g11.4%
Fibers10.1 g36%
Fats12.3 g18.9%
of which Saturates1.7 g8.3%
of which Omega 30.2 g18.6%
Proteins8.2 g17.8%
Calcium172 mg17.2%
Vitamin A263 mcg37.5%
Vitamin C137 mg182.7%
Iron4.3 mg29%
Potassium1077 mg30.8%
Sodium85 mg3.7%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Kcal211 10.5%
Macro split
  • net carbs 36%
  • sugars 22%
  • fats 26%
  • saturates 3%
  • proteins 17%
  • fibers 21%
*RDA based on a 2000 kcal diet;
**Nutritional data sources: USDA, food labels.
211 per serving

It is not common to find something that is both incredibly healthy and tasty. Our roasted cajun cauliflower salad is the happy exception!

It is prepared with crunchy cauliflower florets roasted in a spicy homemade cajun seasoning and served with shredded cabbage, wild rocket, and almond flakes.

It provides three servings of vegetables per portion, helping you to reach your 5-a-day, and it's loaded with nutrients:

  • Antioxidants

  • Tons of fibres: 30% of your recommended daily dose (RDA).

  • Lots of proteins: 16% of your RDA.

  • Low carbs but high healthy fats!

If you are on a diet, chances are you and this cauliflower salad are meant for one another. Our recipe is vegetarian, vegan and suitable for keto and paleo diets.

To the salad now! Just follow our quick step-by-step recipe, and in no time you'll make this your new favourite.

And if you'd like to try more healthy salad ideas next, check out this orange red cabbage salad for inflammation, red chicory avocado salad, easy buckwheat salad, or spicy kale edamame salad!


Measuring System
Cauliflower300 g
Extra Virgin Olive Oil1 tbsp
Garlic Clove1
Black Pepper1/2 tsp
Paprika1 tbsp
Cayenne Pepper1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Oregano1 tsp
Thyme1 tsp
Wild Rocket40 g
Red Cabbage200 g
Toasted Almond Flakes15 g

Step 1

Rinse the cauliflowers and cut them into small florets.

Then, transfer them to a baking tray lined with parchment paper, drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and toss until well coated.

Roast in the oven for 15 minutes at 180°C (356°F) for static ovens or at 160°C (320°F) for fan ovens.

Roasted cauliflowers

Step 2

In the meantime, peel and finely chop the onion.

Remove the tray from the oven, add the chopped onions and crushed garlic.

Season the vegetables with black pepper, paprika, cayenne pepper, salt, oregano, and thyme.

Mix well until the florets are coated with the cajun seasoning.

Roast for additional 10 minutes or until the cauliflowers are cooked through.

Roasted cauliflowers with cajun seasoning

Step 3

While the florets cook, shred the red cabbage into strips and set aside.

In a salad bowl, lay washed and drained wild rocket and then the prepared red cabbage (1).

Top the vegetables with the roasted cauliflowers and sprinkle with toasted almonds (2).

Before serving, drizzle with oil, lemon juice, or vinegar according to taste.

Rocket and red cabbage in a salad bowl
Salad topped with cajun cauliflowers and toasted almonds.


  • If you are using frozen cauliflower florets, increase the roasting time or allow to defrost thoroughly before cooking them.

  • Spinach or kale are great alternatives to wild rocket. They can also be used in combination for a more flavourful salad.

  • If you can't find roasted almond flakes, just chop regular almonds and roast in the oven at 180°C (356°F) for 5 minutes.

  • If you want to make a meal out of it, you can add tofu or shredded chicken as a source of protein.