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Vegan Brown Rice Salad

Crazy Vegan Kitchen
A delicious, protein packed Vegan Roasted Cauliflower and Brown Rice Salad with a creamy Tahini Garlic Dressing. Gluten Free, Fuss Free, YUM!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 290 kcal


  • 1 cup Brown Rice dry, cooked according to package directions
  • 1 tin Lentils drained and rinsed
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 large Sweet Potato cubed
  • 1 small Cauliflower separated into small florets
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 cups Kale chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup Pomegranate Seeds

For Dressing:

  • 5 tablespoons Tahini
  • 5 tablespoons Hot Water a little extra if dressing is still too thick
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Maple Syrup
  • 1 tablespoon Nutritional Yeast
  • 1 small Garlic crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Pepper to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 180C / 350F. Cook Brown Rice according to package directions.
  • Meanwhile, toss cubed Sweet Potato with 1 1/2 tablespoons Olive Oil and roast for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, add Cauliflower florets to tray along with Turmeric and Cumin Seeds. Season liberally with Salt and Pepper.
  • Toss to coat well and return to oven to roast for a further 20 minutes or so.
  • Once veggies are done roasting, combine with Brown Rice and drained Lentils in a large salad bowl.
  • In a large pan, heat 1 teaspoon of Olive Oil and sauté Kale with some Salt/Pepper until wilted. Add to salad bowl.
  • Add Pomegranate Seeds and toss to disperse all ingredients.
  • To prepare the dressing, combine all ingredients and whisk till smooth. Dress salad with prepared dressing.
  • You can use all of the dressing at once, or dress the salad with half of it and drizzle the remainder on top.
  • This salad is best served warm, but can be kept in the fridge for your lunchbox as well! Microwave for 30-40 seconds before enjoying.


Serving: 1servingCalories: 290kcalCarbohydrates: 48gProtein: 8gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 618mgPotassium: 591mgFiber: 4gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 3353IUVitamin C: 74mgCalcium: 93mgIron: 2mg
Keyword brown rice salad
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