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bowl of cauliflower salad

Lemony Cauliflower Salad with Edamame and Chickpeas

  • Author: amycaseycooks
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x


Lemony Cauliflower Salad with Chickpeas. This is my favorite crunchy salad! It’s loaded with raw cauliflower, chickpeas, edamame, carrots, scallions, and tossed with a lemony mustard vinaigrette. You can’t help but feel good after eating this healthy cauliflower salad.


Units Scale
  • 1 small head of cauliflower, about 1 pound
  • 2 cups of shelled edamame, cooked and cooled
  • 1 (15.5 ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup sliced scallions, white and green parts
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  1. Wash the cauliflower. Place it on a cutting board and cut into 1/2 inch slices. Roughly chop the cauliflower into bite sized pieces.
  2. In a large bowl, add the cauliflower, edamame, chickpeas, carrots, scallions, and parsley. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk the mustard, lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, red pepper flakes, kosher salt, and pepper.
  4. Drizzle the vinaigrette over the vegetables and toss to coat.
  5. The cauliflower salad can be served immediately or stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.


  • Rough chop the cauliflower ~ Cutting the head of cauliflower in 1/2 inch slices then roughly chop to make for the perfect bite sized pieces.
  • Easily juice a lemon ~ To get the most juice out of the lemon, press down firmly on it while rolling it on a hard surface. Then just cut in half and squeeze out the juice.
  • Let the cauliflower salad sit ~ This salad can be served right after it is made. But it will taste even more delicious if it is allowed to sit in the refrigerator for an hour or so. The flavors will meld together and it will stay crunchy and fresh for up to 3 days.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: side dish
  • Method: no cooking required
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1/8 of recipe
  • Calories: 204
  • Sugar: 3.5 g
  • Sodium: 662 mg
  • Fat: 11.8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.6 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 16.6 g
  • Fiber: 5 g
  • Protein: 11.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: cauliflower salad, raw cauliflower salad, crunchy salad, healthy salad