• The Raw Food Girl - Recipe Broccoli, Cauliflower & Mandarin Salad
    By TamaraBrown
    TamaraBrown Joined 25 Jan,2014 Member of Raw Food Girl
    Hi.. everyone! I’m Tamara Brown, the Founder and Creator of The Raw Food Girl. I started this business because I have developed an absolute LOVE for raw and whole foods. It’s become my passion to educate others about it too, because I wasn’t always this way! This is my story.

Broccoli, Cauliflower & Mandarin Salad

This might seem like an unlikely pairing, but give it a chance. It'll blow your socks off!
  • 30 Mins
  • 4 People
  • Level: Medium


1.   1 head of broccoli
2.   1/4 large cauliflower
3.   4 medium mandarins
1.   2 Tbsp olive oil
2.   1 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice
3.   1 Tbsp honey
3.   1/4 cup coriander, finely chopped


Chop the broccoli and cauliflower into small, bite sized pieces and place in large salad bowl.
Take the pips out of the mandarin pieces and add to the salad bowl.
Mix all of the dressing ingredients together in separate bowl. Drizzle over the salad and serve.

Raw Tip:

Mandarins can be switched for oranges, or if you enjoy a zestier salad, try it with grapefruit.
A word from The Raw Food Girl:

This is a dish I love eating for lunch, all year round. I recommend that we eat fruits and vegetables in season when possibole- and for us Australians, broccoli and cauliflower grows all year round (1).

I really enjoy crunching on raw cauliflower. It’s honestly delicious. When I was in high school, one of my best friends would bring raw cauli to school and chow on it for recess. I thought that was so weird – she was eating it RAW! And without any dip!


Now here I am a few years on (ok may be it’s more than a few years but who’s really counting) and this is one of my standard go-to snacks. It’s quick, it’s nutritious. And delicious!

It’s true that cruci ferous vegetables like cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower are more easily digested when lightly steamed (2).

Due to their high fiber content. My guts feel totally fine eating raw (after years of eating this way) but if you find yourself bloated or cramping after eating a raw meal, don’t be afraid to lightly steam some of the more dense veggies until your digestive system is in a stronger position to handle it all raw.

Eating mostly raw gives your body the benefits of extra nutrients, the protection of live enzymes (3).

An increase in antioxidants (4).

As well as a the best prescription for disease prevention on the planet (5).

It’s completely changed my life and I’m never going back!

Nutritional Info

This recipe is low in calories, sodium and saturated fat.

This recipe is a good source of dietary fiber.

This recipe is an excellent source of Vitamin A and Vitamin C.