Cauliflower Couscous Salad Recipe with Zhoug

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Try our simple solutions to a hearty but healthy meal, from Japanese-style rice salad to grilled chicken with lentils and turmeric roasted cauliflower


Looking for healthy salad recipes? Check out our nutritious, low-calorie dishes including easy chicken salad recipes, vibrant potato salad recipes and healthy rice salads. 

Plus we’ve got plenty of quick and healthy recipes here, and even salad recipes ready in just 15 minutes, too…



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Hot-smoked salmon salad with chive buttermilk dressing

This fresh, crunchy salad, topped with soft hunks of salmon, is finished off perfectly with a tangy buttermilk and chive dressing for a protein rich, low calorie meal.

smoked salmon salad with buttermilk dressing

Kung po chicken salad

Quick, delicious and low calorie – Donal Skehan's kung po chicken salad has got midweek winner written all over it.

Kung Po Chicken Salad Recipe Donal Skehan

Cucumber kefir and falafel salad

Drizzle your falafel, avocado and cucumber salad with a kefir, lime, garlic, dill and mint dressing. It's a great way to use up any leftover homemade kefir!

A plate topped with slices of green cucumber and golden falafels

Spelt and apple salad with crispy nuts and seeds

Pack plenty of crunch into this balanced vegetarian salad and sprinkle with a homemade nut and seed mix.


Gochujang cabbage, coriander and apple salad

Korean chilli paste, ginger and lime make a punchy dressing for this refreshing low calorie vegetable salad, brightened up with plenty of fresh mint and coriander.

Korean Salad Recipe With Apples, Cabbage and Turnips

Quick Japanese-style rice salad

Use a pack of ready-cooked or leftover rice to put a super fast (and low calorie) king prawn salad together. Make it green with edamame beans, cucumber and avocado.

Quick Japanese Rice Salad

Baja shrimp and blackened corn salad

The cool coastal food of southern California relies on sensational seafood married with Mexican flavours. Use smoky ancho chillies to flavour the shrimps and serve with grilled corn and green chilli dressing for a low calorie salad.

Mexican Shrimp Salad Recipe With Blackened Corn

Roasted cauli and couscous salad with zhoug and crispy shallots

Check out our vibrant cauliflower salad recipe with giant couscous, crispy fried onions and a punchy zhoug dressing. This easy salad is vegan and low in calories, too.

Cauliflower Couscous Salad Recipe with Zhoug

Thai kohlrabi and crab salad

Check out our low fat Thai salad recipe with white crabmeat and kohlrabi. A simple salad that's easy to make, low in calories and ready in just 15 minutes.

Thai Crab Salad Recipe with Kohlrabi

Prawn aguachile salad

Check out our quick and easy prawn aguachile salad recipe. Aguachile’ means ‘chilli water’ in Spanish, referring to the fiery dressing. Traditionally, raw prawns would be used but we’ve used cooked here to cut down on time.

Aguachile Recipe with Prawns

Coronation tofu salad

Check out our easy vegan coronation salad recipe with smoked tofu, fragrant madras curry powder and sweet mango chutney – it's speedy and low in calories.

Coronation Chicken Recipe with Tofu

Griddled chicken with mustardy lentil salad

Check out this vibrant chicken salad with crunchy green beans, seasonal mangetout and lentils. This easy salad is low calorie and ready in 30 minutes – the perfect way to start the week.

Chicken Salad Recipe with Lentils

Pitta and bacon panzanella

Check out this easy panzanella recipe with super crispy bacon and crunchy baked pitta bread. This easy salad is packed with flavour and low in calories. Plus it's ready in less than 30 minutes too.

Panzanella Salad Recipe with Bacon

Vegan buddha bowl salad

Try this low calorie vegan buddha bowl. A bright and colourful bowl of goodness is a super easy way to get some nutritional balance into your day. More of our best vegan dishes here.

Vegan Buddha Bowl Recipe

Chargrilled tuna steak with crunchy bulgar lemon salad

Check out this flavour packed tuna steak with zingy lemon bulgar wheat salad. Ready in 30 minutes, this low calorie recipe is a quick and easy midweek meal for two.

Tuna Steak Recipe with Bulgur Wheat

Herb, watermelon and rice noodle salad

Try our gluten free Vietnamese style herb, watermelon and rice noodle salad. This refreshing recipe is a great summer BBQ side dish and is ready in less than 30 minutes. What's more, it's low in calories too. We've got plenty more Vietnamese recipes here.

Watermelon and Rice Noodle salad with mint and holy basil

Turmeric roasted cauliflower salad

Our roasted cauliflower salad with turmeric is low in calories and packed with punchy flavour. Turmeric adds lovely colour and flavour to this easy vegan recipe.

Vegan Salad Recipe With Roasted Cauliflower

Courgetti som tam salad

This quick and easy vegan som tam salad uses courgetti for extra colour, taste and substance. If you wanted a more authentic flavour though, use fish sauce instead of tamari (gluten free sauce).

Courgetti Salad Recipe

Get into the superfood revolution with this healthy combination of grilled salmon, farro or freekeh, harissa and herbs. It's ready in under an hour and less that 500 calories. Discover more of our salmon recipes including salmon with a pesto crust.

Salmon Salad Recipe With Chilli and Mint Dressing served in a white oval dish on a electric blue table cloth

Griddled chicken with red rice salad and mango dressing

Check out this easy griddled chicken breast with sweet, juicy mango dressing and wild rice. This simple salad recipe is only 430 calories and ready in just 35 minutes.

Chicken Salad Recipe with Lentils

Thai chicken noodle salad

Eating healthily doesn't mean you have to deny yourself. This chicken noodle salad is full of delicious, vibrant Thai flavours as well as easy to make and healthy too. If you love Thai food, click here for our best Thai recipes.

Thai chicken noodle salad

Kale waldorf salad with buttermilk dressing

This kale waldorf salad is a clever update on a classic and with a good amount of crunch and tangy dressing, it makes for a really useful side dish or low calorie dinner.

Kale Waldorf Salad Recipe with Buttermilk Dressing served in a large white bowl

Freekeh and artichoke salad with golden onions, sultanas and herb labneh

Freekeh is a roasted green wheat grain that has three times the fibre of brown rice and scores low on the GI scale. Here it is used in a healthy vegetarian salad with artichokes and homemade labneh.

Freekeh Salad with Artichoke and Labneh Recipe

Kale chicken caesar salad

Try this kale chicken caesar salad for a modern twist on the classic caesar salad. This recipe is really easy, ready in just 30 minutes and under 500 calories. Discover our best kale recipes here, including crispy baked kale with paprika salt.

Kale Chicken Caesar Salad Recipe

Hot-smoked salmon salad with teriyaki dressing

A quick and easy recipe for hot-smoked salmon salad with teriyaki dressing. Ready in 20 minutes and under 500 calories. Check out more of our Asian summer salad dishes here...

Smoked Salmon Recipe with Teriyaki Dressing served on a round white plate with chopsticks

Asian black rice salad

Black rice has a higher nutritional value than white rice and the same amount of fibre as brown. Try it in this super easy Asian prawn black rice salad recipe. We have more great rice dishes here.

Black Rice Salad Recipe

Brussels Waldorf

Try this quick and easy twist on the classic Waldorf salad. Packed with shredded raw brussels, crunchy juicy apples and crips celery this salad dish is ready in 20 minutes and under 100 calories. Check out more of our brussels sprouts recipes here.

Waldorf Salad Recipe with Brussels Sprouts served on a oval white serving dish

Warm red rice, herb and salmon salad

This nutritious, spice-packed rice salad will go down a treat as a midweek meal, with aromatic ground cumin and coriander.

Warm Salad Recipe with Red Rice and Salmon

Purple sprouting broccoli, blue cheese and almond salad

Match purple sprouting broccoli with a blue cheese and garlic dressing, then sprinkle with toasted almonds for added crunch in this filling green salad.

Purple sprouting broccoli, blue cheese and almond salad