African-Spiced Cauliflower and Carrot Salad

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 3 mins

This is a lite and healthy side. In Africa raw vegetables are popular in salads this recipe does call to lightly steam or you can quick blanch them for 4 minutes. Toasting the spices in a skillet brings out their sweet and hot flavors. I made this using 8 cup of carrots and cauliflower combined and just double the dressing. My spices are very fresh and intense so I was able to use less then called for. Adjust to taste and freshness of spices. Th

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Steam first 2 ingredients, covered, 2 minutes. Rinse mixture under cold water; drain well.
  2. Combine salt and next 5 ingredients (salt through crushed red pepper) in a small skillet; cook over medium heat 2 minutes or until lightly aromatic, stirring constantly.
  3. Add vinegar while of the heat.
  4. Combine spice mixture, sour cream, and honey in a bowl; stir well.
  5. Add cauliflower mixture; toss well to coat.
  6. Chill for 1 hour.
  7. Top with green onions just before serving.


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Another great recipe I'm making for Christmas dinner! Love the flavor of the red pepper, cumin and then a hint of sweetness from the honey. I doubled everything but the sour cream as I did not want to much sauce on the veggies. I also used baby carrots sliced on the diagonal. I thought with the small cauliflower florets in this recipe needed baby carrots (elements of design) to go along with them. You know how big around some of the long carrots can get! Thanks Rita, love this one!!

Charlotte J December 23, 2006

I am not going to rate this because the problem I had was with nutmeg and not the recipe. I just don't like nutmeg that much, the smell can be overpowering (as in this dish).<br/><br/>I ended up giving it to my co-worker that loved it. If I make it again, I think I will ditch the nutmeg.

Monique #2 May 08, 2013

This was pretty tasty. The green onions are absolutely essential to give the cauliflower and carrots a bit of bite at the end. Next time I may double the spices as I found them a little underwhelming. Overall, a nice, light and refreshing side dish.

ElleFirebrand June 09, 2011

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