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.


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Yield: 4 servings

Carrot and Cauliflower Salad with Coconut Milk Dressing

Carrot and Cauliflower Salad with Coconut Milk Dressing
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 9 minutes



  • 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


  • 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


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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Angela V

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Hi, my name is Angela van Tijn and I live in Vancouver, Canada with my wonderful husband, our two boys and our puppy. I am the founder and primary contributor behind One Smiley Monkey. Welcome to my blog!

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

  1. 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..

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

  3. Interesting… I will have to check this out.

  4. 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.

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

  6. This sounds so fresh and light!

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

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

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

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

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

  12. looks yummy!!! I want to try this.

  13. The carrot and cauliflower salad looks delicious…. yum yum

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

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

  16. The Coconut Milk Dressing sounds incredible.

  17. 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.

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

  19. This salad looks and sounds delightful! Thanks!

  20. I have bookmarked this one for B_B_Q season

  21. I have to make this and real soon

  22. I love asian salads.mmmm delicious

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

  24. I never tried a dressing with honey interesting

  25. 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.

  26. This salad is one of the best i have tried

  27. Hubby and i enjoyed this for lunch today!

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

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

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

  31. 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.

  32. 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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