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Cauliflower and Spiced Gouda Salad
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Cauliflower and Spiced Gouda Salad

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By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: May 2010

Recipe5 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Cook time 3 minutes
  • Portion size 4 to 6


  • 1 1head cauliflower, (about 2 lb/1 kg)
  • 1-1/2 cups 1-1/2cupsdiced spiced Gouda, (cumin, coriander or fenugreek) cheese
  • 1 1 thick (1/2-inch/1 cm) slice Black Forest ham, (about 8 oz/250 g), diced
  • 1 cup 1cupdiced sweet onion
  • 1/3 cup 1/3cupdiced sour gherkin pickles or sweet gherkin pickles
  • 1 1appleapples, cored and diced
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupmayonnaise
  • 3 tbsp 3tbspfinely chopped fresh parsley
  • 3 tbsp 3tbspfinely chopped fresh chivefresh chives
  • 3 tbsp 3tbspsour cream
  • 4 tsp 4tspcider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspgherkin juice, from jar
  • 1-1/2 tsp 1-1/2tspcurry powder
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspgranulated sugar
  • 1 dash 1dashhot pepper sauce
  • 1 pinch 1pinchsalt
  • 1 pinch 1pinchpepper
  • 1 1head Boston leaf lettuce, separated
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Remove any leaves from cauliflower. In large pot of boiling salted water, blanch cauliflower until tender-crisp, 3 minutes. Drain and chill under cold water; drain well. Cut into florets. Place in large bowl along with cheese, ham, onion, gherkins and apple.

Whisk together mayonnaise, parsley, chives, sour cream, vinegar, gherkin juice, curry powder, sugar, hot pepper sauce, salt and pepper. Scrape over cauliflower mixture; toss to coat.

Line plates with lettuce leaves. Top with salad.

Nutritional Information Per each of 6 servings: about

cal 290 pro 18g total fat 19g sat. fat 8g
carb 14g fibre 4g chol 63mg sodium 1,507mg
potassium 480mg

% RDI:

calcium 26 iron 11 vit A 13 vit C 83
folate 38
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