Grilled Cauliflower Salad

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 50 min (includes chilling time)
  • Active: 35 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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Ingredients

Creamy Goat Cheese Dressing:

1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese

1/2 cup mayonnaise 

1/2 cup sour cream 

1/4 cup finely chopped chives 

1 Meyer lemon, zested and juiced 

2 tablespoons orange blossom honey 

1 tablespoon Champagne vinegar 

1 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 

1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper 

Salad:

1/2 head cauliflower, broken into big florets

6 organic carrots

2 red bell peppers, seeded, deveined and cut into cheeks 

1 red onion, quartered, root end left intact 

1/4 cup olive oil 

1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 

1 teaspoons kosher salt 

1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper 

1 celery root, peeled and julienned 

One 5-ounce package baby arugula

1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese 

Directions

  1. Preheat a grill to high.
  2. For the creamy goat cheese dressing: In a medium mixing bowl, combine the goat cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream, chives, lemon zest and juice, honey, vinegar, salt and pepper. Whisk together well to break up the goat cheese. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes prior to serving.
  3. For the salad: In a large mixing bowl, gently combine the cauliflower, carrots, bell peppers, onion, olive oil, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Char the vegetables on the grill on all sides, 6 to 8 minutes, removing the vegetables to a baking tray as done. Let cool. Cut the vegetables into a 1/2-inch dice.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, combined the charred vegetables and celery root. Pour the creamy goat cheese dressing over the top and mix together well. Put the arugula on a platter and top with the salad. Garnish with the crumbled goat cheese. Serve immediately.