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This Parmesan Cauliflower & Lentil Salad is 100% vegan. The cauliflower is coated in vegan parmesan & roasted until crispy. Served over a fresh lentil salad!

This Parmesan Cauliflower & Lentil Salad is 100% vegan. The cauliflower is coated in vegan parmesan & roasted until crispy. Served over a fresh lentil salad | ThisSavoryVegan.com

This Parmesan Cauliflower & Lentil Salad has so many delicious flavors and textures going on. The cauliflower is tossed in vegan parmesan and roasted until super crispy. The lentil salad has a tart dressing and plenty of fresh herbs. And when you bring it all together, you have the perfect bite of food. Serve this as a main dish or a side.

Step One: Roast the Parmesan Cauliflower

This roasted parmesan cauliflower is so freaking good! Make this for your non-vegan friends…they will love it!

This Parmesan Cauliflower & Lentil Salad is 100% vegan. The cauliflower is coated in vegan parmesan & roasted until crispy. Served over a fresh lentil salad | ThisSavoryVegan.com

For the coating you’ll need:

  • olive oil
  • grated vegan parmesan – I used Follow Your Heart
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • smoked paprika
  • pepper

Add the oil, parmesan and dry seasonings to a large bowl and mix to combine. Add a head of cauliflower (cut in florets) and toss until coated. Transfer to a baking sheet and spread in an even layer.

Place in the oven for 20 minutes. Flip and cook for another 10-15 minutes, or until the cauliflower is nice and crispy. I like mine extra crispy, so I let mine cook the full 35 minutes.

This Parmesan Cauliflower & Lentil Salad is 100% vegan. The cauliflower is coated in vegan parmesan & roasted until crispy. Served over a fresh lentil salad | ThisSavoryVegan.com

Step Two: Make the Lentil Salad

The lentil salad is the perfect contrast to the crispy cauliflower. It has some tang and fresh flavors from the herbs.

This Parmesan Cauliflower & Lentil Salad is 100% vegan. The cauliflower is coated in vegan parmesan & roasted until crispy. Served over a fresh lentil salad | ThisSavoryVegan.com

Here is what you need:

  • cooked lentils – I get mine pre-cooked & can usually find them in the produce section of the store.
  • shallot 
  • garlic 
  • sun-dried tomatoes 
  • flat leaf parsley 
  • fresh basil
  • red wine vinegar
  • lemon juice
  • dried basil
  • salt & pepper

Add all of the lentil salad ingredients to a large bowl and mix to combine. Taste and adjust the seasonings as needed. Place in the fridge until ready to use.

This Parmesan Cauliflower & Lentil Salad is 100% vegan. The cauliflower is coated in vegan parmesan & roasted until crispy. Served over a fresh lentil salad | ThisSavoryVegan.com

Step Three: Assemble & Serve

To serve, add the lentil salad to a large platter and top it with the crispy cauliflower. You can eat this as a main or serve it as a side.

This Parmesan Cauliflower & Lentil Salad is 100% vegan. The cauliflower is coated in vegan parmesan & roasted until crispy. Served over a fresh lentil salad | ThisSavoryVegan.com

This is great for a party! The cauliflower tastes great even at room temperature. So this can be made ahead of time and served later.

You are going to love this crunchy, tangy, delicious dish!

This Parmesan Cauliflower & Lentil Salad is 100% vegan. The cauliflower is coated in vegan parmesan & roasted until crispy. Served over a fresh lentil salad | ThisSavoryVegan.com

Parmesan Cauliflower & Lentil Salad

Servings: 4 mains
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
This Parmesan Cauliflower & Lentil Salad is 100% vegan. The cauliflower is coated in vegan parmesan & roasted until crispy. Served over a fresh lentil salad!
5 from 5 ratings

Ingredients

FOR THE CAULIFLOWER

FOR THE LENTIL SALAD

Equipment

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Add the oil, parmesan and dry seasonings to a large bowl and mix to combine. Add the cauliflower and toss until the florets are coated. Transfer to the baking sheet and spread in an even layer. Place in the oven for 20 minutes. Flip and cook for another 10-15 minutes, or until the cauliflower is nice and crispy.
  • Meanwhile, add all of the lentil salad ingredients to a large bowl and mix to combine. Taste and adjust the seasonings as needed. Place in the fridge until ready to use.
  • To serve, add the lentil salad to a platter and top with the cauliflower. Sprinkle with flakey salt and serve.

Video

Notes

  • This will make 6-8 side dish portions.
  • I buy my lentils pre-cooked from the produce section of the grocery store. If making the lentils from scratch, be sure to let them cool before adding them to the salad.
Calories: 414kcal, Carbohydrates: 47g, Protein: 21g, Fat: 19g
Cuisine: American, Mediterranean
Course: Main Course
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This Parmesan Cauliflower & Lentil Salad is 100% vegan. The cauliflower is coated in vegan parmesan & roasted until crispy. Served over a fresh lentil salad | ThisSavoryVegan.com