Plant-Based Main Dish: Kale, Cauliflower, Portobello, Sun Dried Tomato Deliciousness

Kale Cauliflower Vegetable Salad

Let’s start with this recipe is a labor of love! Pulling the stems off kale can be a pain. You can always buy frozen kale and skip this step altogether.

I promise you this meal is worth the effort and you’ll be able to munch on it for days. This way I can take a day or two off meals, at least for myself. My kids, well that’s a different story. They aren’t 100% aboard on meals like this, yet.

I eat this by itself (my favorite way to eat it), or you can add some quinoa, sausage or even bacon.

This is by far one of my favorite vegan meals, so I try to make this salad all the time!

One of the biggest pains is stripping the kale from the stems. As a cost saver and a time saver, you can buy frozen kale and cauliflower.

If you can’t get your hands on a jar of artichoke bruschetta or romesco, check out this fabulous romesco recipe from the New York Times. You can mix and match your sauces by making your own or buying one.

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Kale Cauliflower Vegetable Salad
Kale, Cauliflower, Portobello, Sun Dried Tomato Deliciousness
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
35 mins

You can't go wrong with this recipe! Just throw it all in over the course of 10 minutes and cook for another 10-15 minutes. It's super simple after all the prep work is done.

Course: Main Dish, Side Dish
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: Healthy, Plant-Base, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 8 people
Author: Renee Seltzer
  • 20 oz Cauliflower (whole head or frozen florets or riced)
  • 2 cups Kale, de-stem and rip into smaller pieces (you can use frozen or fresh)
  • 1 Onion diced
  • 1 Bell Pepper diced
  • 7 oz Portobello Mushroom diced
  • 1/4 cup Almonds sliced or chopped
  • 13 oz Sun-dried tomatoes (in oil) if using dehydrated, rehydrate them
  • 10 oz Artichoke or olive bruschetta or an artichoke romesco
  • 5 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1/4 chili flakes (optional)
  • salt/ pepper to taste
  1. Prep your ingredients:

    Strip the kale leaves, mince the garlic, chop your almonds, dice your mushrooms, cut up your head of cauliflower into florets (or use frozen cauliflower), chop up the sundried tomatoes, de-seed your pepper and dice it. 

  2. Add the oil from your sundried tomatoes or you can just add some olive oil if your sundried tomatoes have no oil. 

  3. Pre-heat your pan to medium heat, add your onion, cauliflower florets or riced, garlic and pepper to the pan and cook for 6 minutes. Stir occasionally. 

  4. Add the mushrooms, kale, artichoke bruschetta or romesco, sundried tomatoes and almonds and cook for 6 minutes. Stir occasionally. Cover your pan to ensure the heat stays in.

  5. Stir all of your ingredients and see if you need to cook for a few more minutes to ensure the kale is wilted and the cauliflower is softened.

  6. Mix everything and serve