Crunchy Cauliflower and Cilantro Salad

Crunchy Cauliflower and Cilantro Salad

I stir fried cauliflower, which can be eaten raw, just enough to brown the surface, and scattered plenty of fresh cilantro leaves. It's a really addictive and delicious salad.


1/2 of a large head
2 slices
Thin green onions or scallions
5 to 6
Fresh cilantro
3 to 5 sprigs (to taste)
◎Olive oil
1 tablespoon
◎White wine vinegar ※
2 teaspoons
◎Krazy Salt (herb salt) ※
1/4 teaspoon
◎Cumin seeds (optional, if you have some)
1/4 teaspoon


1. Cut the cauliflower up into small florets. Chop the green onion and cilantro roughly. Slice the bacon into thin strips.
2. Heat olive oil (not listed) in a frying pan, and sauté the bacon until the fat renders.
3. When the bacon is fragrant and crispy, add cauliflower and stir fry quickly until the surface is browned. Season with salt. No need to cook the cauliflower through!
4. Put the ◎ ingredients in a bowl, and beat together until it emulsifies. Add the bacon and cauliflower, as well as the green onion and cilantro, and toss together.
5. Taste and if it needs it, add salt (it depends on the size of the cauliflower) and it's done.

Story Behind this Recipe

I referenced a newspaper article about how to stir fry cauliflower, and made a salad combining my favorite ingredients. My husband, who's never shown any interest in cauliflower, ate it up with pleasure. That was the start of this recipe.