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This roasted broccoli, cauliflower, and salmon salad is made with arugula, quinoa, dried cherries, and a creamy curry tahini dressing. It’s an easy, healthy, and balanced meal that packs in a ton of nutrition, like fiber and protein. Recipe is both gluten-free and dairy-free.

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It’s official – this broccoli, cauliflower, and salmon salad is one of the BEST entrée salads I’ve made recently!

I made this recipe using Earthbound Farm’s Organic Broccoli & Cauliflower florets, which are pre-cut and ready-to-cook. Not only was one bag the perfect serving size for this recipe (nothing went to waste!), but it significantly cut down on prep time.

No time spent messily chopping up a head of cauliflower and broccoli? Yes, please!

What’s more? The flavours of the roasted broccoli and cauliflower pair SO beautifully with the curry tahini dressing! The arugula and dill provide an added burst of freshness, and the dried cherries add a perfect touch of sweetness. It’s a true flavour bomb and oh-so-good.

Not only is this broccoli and cauliflower salad DELICIOUS, but it packs in a ton of nutrition benefits too.

As a dietitian, it’s important to me that I included sources of protein, complex carbs, healthy fats, and lots of fiber-rich veggies to make this salad a balanced and filling meal.

Closeup overhead photo of a white plate topped with arugula, cauliflower, broccoli, salmon, and a drizzle of curry tahini dressing.

Ingredients Needed

For the salad:

For the dressing:

  • tahini
  • lemon juice
  • curry powder
  • garlic powder
  • ground ginger
  • maple syrup
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Recipe Modifications & Ingredient Swaps

While I highly recommend this salad as is, here are some ways you can switch up the ingredients if needed:

  1. Instead of quinoa, you can try using a different grain. Something like millet, farro, brown rice, or even couscous would work well!
  2. Instead of dill, you can add in fresh mint (or a bit of both). If needed, you can also leave the herbs out completely, although they do add a nice touch of freshness.
  3. Instead of arugula, you could try using some baby kale or spinach.
  4. Instead of dried cherries, you could use dried cranberries or raisins.
Overhead photo of two pieces of salmon on white parchment paper.

How To Store Leftovers

While this salad is best enjoyed fresh, leftovers will keep for up to 3 days in an airtight container in the fridge. If you’d like, you can keep the dressing separate and add it before serving.

I loved this salad with the ingredients warm (i.e. broccoli, cauliflower, and salmon fresh from the oven), but it tastes delicious cold as well!

There is no need to heat anything up when having the leftovers.

Closeup photo of florets of broccoli and cauliflower on a baking sheet.

Broccoli Nutrition Benefits

Broccoli is a great source of micronutrients, including:

  • vitamin C – just 1 cup provides 135% of your daily needs
  • vitamin K
  • vitamin A
  • folate
  • potassium
  • calcium
  • iron
  • phosphorus
  • magnesium

Broccoli is also rich in dietary fibre – 1 cup provides 2.3 grams of fibre, which is 9% of your daily fibre needs. Fibre is known to help with digestion, heart health, blood sugar control, and weight management.

This cruciferous veggie is also a good source of beneficial plant compounds (like sulforaphane) and antioxidants (like carotenoids).

Cauliflower Nutrition Benefits

Cauliflower is a good source of many vitamins and minerals, including:

  • vitamin C
  • vitamin K
  • vitamin B6
  • folate
  • potassium
  • manganese
  • magnesium
  • phosphorus

Like broccoli, cauliflower is also high in fibre (with 1 cup providing 3 grams or 10% of your daily needs) and various antioxidants.

Overhead photo of a white plate topped with arugula, cauliflower, broccoli, salmon, and a drizzle of curry tahini dressing.

Salmon Nutrition Benefits

Salmon is an excellent source of quality, complete protein and heart-healthy fats, like omega-3s.

On the micronutrient side, salmon is a great source of B vitamins and minerals like:

  • vitamin B12
  • vitamin B6
  • thiamin
  • riboflavin
  • niacin
  • potassium
  • selenium

Tahini Nutrition Benefits

Tahini is a great source of:

  • heart-healthy unsaturated fats
  • plant-based protein
  • essential minerals like:
    • calcium
    • iron
    • magnesium
Overhead photo of a white plate topped with arugula, cauliflower, broccoli, salmon, and a drizzle of curry tahini dressing.

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This roasted broccoli, cauliflower, and salmon salad is made with arugula, quinoa, dried cherries, and a creamy curry tahini dressing. It's an easy, healthy, and balanced meal that packs in a ton of nutrition, like fiber and protein. Recipe is gluten-free and dairy-free.
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Ingredients

Curry Tahini Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp lemon juice (~ 1 small lemon)
  • 1/2 tsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp curry powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 Tbsp water (or more, to meet desired consistency)
  • Salt + pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400F. Cook quinoa according to package instructions.
  • Place broccoli and cauliflower florets on a baking sheet. Toss in 1 Tbsp olive oil, salt, and pepper. Spread out evenly on baking sheet, ensuring space between each floret. Transfer to the oven for 15-20 mins, tossing halfway.
  • Place salmon fillets on a second baking sheet and brush with remaining 1/2 Tbsp olive oil, salt, and pepper. Place in oven for 12 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, make curry tahini dressing by whisking together all dressing ingredients in a small bowl.
    Note: If you'd like the dressing more runny, add a touch more water until desired consistency is achieved. If it gets too runny, add in a bit more tahini!
  • Remove broccoli, cauliflower, and salmon from the oven. Assemble salads by dividing ingredients onto two plates in the following order: arugula, cooked quinoa, roasted veggies, salmon (skin removed), dried cherries, and fresh dill.
  • Pour dressing overtop, toss to combine, and enjoy immediately!

Notes

*While this is designed to be an entrée salad for 2, you can easily serve it as a side salad if you’d prefer! As a side, this recipe would serve 4 people.
*LEFTOVERS: While best enjoyed fresh, leftovers will keep for up to 3 days in an airtight container in the fridge. This salad can be enjoyed cold – there is no need to heat anything up when having the leftovers.
*RECIPE MODIFICATIONS: Here are some ways you can switch up the ingredients if needed:
  • Instead of quinoa, you can try using a different grain. Something like millet, farro, brown rice, or even couscous would work well!
  • Instead of dill, you can add in fresh mint (or a bit of both). If needed, you can also leave the herbs out completely, although they do add a nice touch of freshness.
  • Instead of arugula, you could try using some baby kale or spinach.
  • Instead of dried cherries, you could use dried cranberries or raisins.

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