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Beetroot & Cauliflower Kale Salad with Pesto Dressing [vegan] [gluten free] by The Flexitarian

Beetroot & Cauliflower Kale Salad with Pesto Dressing [vegan] [gluten free]

This Beetroot & Cauliflower Kale Salad with Pesto Dressing is bursting with wonderful flavours.
5 from 1 vote
DieTARY CHOICEDairy-Free Recipes, Egg-Free Recipes, Gluten-Free Recipes, High Fibre Recipes, Soya-Free Recipes, Vegan Recipes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Salads
Cuisine English, Italian
Servings 3 people
Calories 372 kcal


  • 2 oven trays
  • mixing bowl


  • 300 g cauliflower florets
  • 300 g beetroot
  • 2 handfuls of shredded kale - hard stalks removed
  • 400 g drained chickpeas
  • 2 Tbsp SACLA' Free From Basil Pesto
  • Juice 1 1/2 to 2 lemons
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/4 pomegranate
  • 1/4 red onion
  • 1 handful raisins
  • 1 generous handful almonds
  • olive oil


  • Preheat the oven to 200°C / 400°F / 180°C Fan / Gas Mark 6.
  • Line two oven trays with baking paper.
  • Peel beetroots and cut in 1/2cm [0.2 inches] half moon slices. Cut cauliflower florets into medium size chunks.
  • Place beetroot on one oven tray. Place the cauliflower florest on the other. Drizzle both with olive oil.
  • Roast the beetroot for 10 mins in the oven. Add the cauliflower and roast all together for another 20-25 mins. Cooking time will vary in function of how big your vegetables are cut, so make sure you check on them.
  • In the meantime, prepare dressing by mixing together pesto, crushed garlic clove and lemon juice.
  • Slice onion into small squares. Remove seeds from pomegranate and set everything aside.
  • When the vegetables are cooked, place them in a salad bowl. Add kale, chcikpeas and toss everything in pesto dressing.
  • Top with red onion, pomegranate seeds, raisins and almonds. Toss again and serve straight away.


Serving: 250gCalories: 372kcalCarbohydrates: 61gProtein: 18gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 228mgPotassium: 1275mgFiber: 16gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 4070IUVitamin C: 104mgCalcium: 184mgIron: 6mg
Keyword beetroot, Cauliflower, kale, pesto, salad
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