Carrot and Cauliflower Salad with Coconut Milk Dressing {Recipe}

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This deceptively simple salad is quick to prepare and thoroughly delicious. The dressing is light but adds a distinct punch of flavour that really makes the vegetables shine. The chopped peanuts add a nice layer of extra crunch to every mouthful.

Enjoy!

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Carrot and Cauliflower Salad with Coconut Milk Dressing

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 8 minutes

Cook Time: <1 minute

Ingredients:

Dressing:

• 3 tbsp (45 mL) Lime Juice
• 2 tbsp (30 mL) Thai Kitchen Thai Chili & Ginger Dipping Sauce
• 3 tbsp (45 mL) Billy Bee Honey
• 2 tbsp (30 mL) Thai Kitchen Coconut Milk Regular

Salad:

• 2 cups (240 g) carrot, peeled and sliced into thin strips
• 1/2 cup (60 g) yellow onion, peeled and sliced thin
• 2 cups (240 g) celery, diced thin
• 2 cups (240 g) cauliflower, chopped into bite-sized pieces
• 2 tbsp (32 g) unsalted roasted peanuts, coarsely chopped

Directions:

1. Combine the dressing ingredients in a pan and heat gently over medium heat, approximately 15 seconds.
2. Add the carrots, onion, celery, and cauliflower to the dressing in the pan and toss gently.
3. Transfer the salad, liquid and all to a bowl and sprinkle with chopped peanuts.

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Yummy dressing ingredients… Loving my Dreamfarm Supoon btw, so modern and colourful!

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32 responses to “Carrot and Cauliflower Salad with Coconut Milk Dressing {Recipe}”

  1. Elva Roberts — January 20, 2015 @ 12:59 pm (#)

    The carrot and cauliflower salad sounds and looks delicious. I will have to add to my dressings as I do not have, as yet, any Thai ingredients in our house. There is a first time for everything..

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  2. Jenny — January 20, 2015 @ 1:47 pm (#)

    That looks incredible! I would love to try this recipe and the Thai Chili & Ginger Dipping Sauce!

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  3. JaimeeM — January 20, 2015 @ 2:52 pm (#)

    Interesting… I will have to check this out.

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  4. ellen beck — January 20, 2015 @ 2:56 pm (#)

    This salad look and sounds interesting. I like the bariety of vegetables included as we love cauliflower! I might have to give this one a try.

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  5. heather — January 20, 2015 @ 5:35 pm (#)

    This looks beautiful and so healthy I have to make this and soon.

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  6. heidi c. — January 20, 2015 @ 10:04 pm (#)

    This sounds so fresh and light!

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  7. kathy downey — January 21, 2015 @ 6:01 am (#)

    The carrot and cauliflower salad looks delicious,I will be sure to try it real soon

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  8. loriag — January 21, 2015 @ 6:27 am (#)

    The husband might just like this one, I will have to give it a try.

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  9. Kristina — January 21, 2015 @ 7:54 am (#)

    Yup looks interesting. Will have to try it. Cant really imagine what it would taste like!

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  10. Stephanie LaPlante — January 26, 2015 @ 9:45 am (#)

    Sounds very unique. I’d love to try it.

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  11. Vesper Meikle — January 31, 2015 @ 5:38 am (#)

    even I might eat the cauliflower in this, my husband would eat it all

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  12. rana durham — February 3, 2015 @ 8:17 am (#)

    looks yummy!!! I want to try this.

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  13. kathy downey — February 8, 2015 @ 6:35 am (#)

    The carrot and cauliflower salad looks delicious…. yum yum

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  14. James R — February 10, 2015 @ 2:06 pm (#)

    Very healthy and looks delicious, I like how the colours pop! Great Job!

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  15. katie m — February 17, 2015 @ 9:13 am (#)

    I love this twist on these side dishes. It’s something more appetizing than just steamed vegetables on the side.

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  16. Victoria Ess — February 28, 2015 @ 7:55 am (#)

    The Coconut Milk Dressing sounds incredible.

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  17. Theresa Hover — March 4, 2015 @ 8:50 am (#)

    Yum, I love asian salads, and that dressing sounds fantastic. I would probably do almonds instead of peanuts and snap peas instead of celery, but I can’t wait to try this dressing.

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  18. Treen Goodwin — March 7, 2015 @ 11:28 am (#)

    oh yummy looks and sounds delish thanks for sharing the recipe 🙂

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  19. Anne Taylor — March 8, 2015 @ 11:07 am (#)

    This salad looks and sounds delightful! Thanks!

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  20. kathy downey — March 23, 2015 @ 7:25 am (#)

    I have bookmarked this one for B_B_Q season

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  21. kathy downey — May 23, 2015 @ 8:52 am (#)

    I have to make this and real soon

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  22. kathy downey — May 23, 2015 @ 8:53 am (#)

    I love asian salads.mmmm delicious

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  23. Alexa Nernberg — July 26, 2015 @ 9:11 am (#)

    This colorful salad looks yummy. Can’t wait to try it. Thanks for sharing.

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  24. kathy downey — July 28, 2015 @ 10:44 am (#)

    I never tried a dressing with honey interesting

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  25. Elva Roberts — September 16, 2015 @ 10:14 am (#)

    This sounds like a healthy salad. I have never made a dressing with cocoanut milk. However, I have started buying cocoanut milk and I am eager to try this out. Thank you for this recipe.

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  26. kathy downey — October 30, 2015 @ 1:42 pm (#)

    This salad is one of the best i have tried

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  27. kathy downey — December 17, 2015 @ 9:22 am (#)

    Hubby and i enjoyed this for lunch today!

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  28. Wanda Tracey — March 26, 2016 @ 9:46 pm (#)

    I love refreshing an delicious salads and enjoy dressing like this one made with coconut milk.

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  29. Treen Goodwin — March 30, 2016 @ 6:31 am (#)

    sounds super delish , i will def be trying this out thanks for sharing 🙂

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  30. Dandi D — April 4, 2016 @ 4:29 am (#)

    This has some of my favorite ingredients, so I’m going to have to try it!

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  31. Elva Roberts — September 14, 2016 @ 2:53 pm (#)

    I was very intrigued with the dressing for this carrot and cauliflower salad. Most salad dressings contain more sugar and fat than I think is necessary. This dressing sounds light and delicious. I will have to try it and see for myself. Thank you for this recipe.

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  32. Debbie White Beattie — November 18, 2017 @ 6:47 pm (#)

    This all looks really delicious and I especially like the ingredients in the salad but I’d probably add a little more nuts and seeds plus a few more veggies

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