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Cauliflower and Beet Salad

A mix of steamed and pan seared cauliflower with steamed beets served with salad greens and a vinaigrette of your choice.

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword Beet salad
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4


For the Salad

  • 1 pound (16 oz/454 g) Beets A mix of golden and red, small size
  • 1 1 pound (16 oz/454 g) Cauliflower florets
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1 head Frisee ( substitute with arugula or any other greens of your choice)

French Dressing

  • 1⁄4 cup (2 fl oz/59 ml) fresh lemon juice (approximately the juice of 1 large lemon)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1⁄2 cup (4 fl oz/118 ml) olive oil extra virgin



  1. In the inner steel pot of the instant pot, put in one cup of water

  2. Put half of the cauliflower florets in a steaming basket and put the basket into the instant pot

  3. Keep the steam release handle on 'venting' and use the steaming function for 2 minutes

  4. Remove the cauliflower from the instant pot and keep aside .

  5. Put the beets in the water leftover from steaming the cauliflower

  6. Put the instant pot on manual pressure for 6 minutes, close the steam release handle

  7. Allow the pressure to release naturally when the instant pot finishes cooking

  8. Meanwhile, heat a sauté pan and add oil

  9. Add in the remaining cauliflower florets and cook until tender and seared

  10. Remove from heat and keep aside

  11. Peel the beets and cut into desired shapes - circles/ stars ( with a small cookie cutter)

  12. Arrange the beets, cauliflower and frisee on a serving platter. Serve with the dressing on the side

French Dressing

  1. Combine the lemon juice, salt, pepper, and Dijon mustard in a small jar with a

    tight-fitting lid. Shake them until the salt and mustard are fully dissolved.

  2. Add the olive oil and shake the jar again, this time until the mixture is fully blended.

Recipe Notes

I used the Frisee lettuce for the salad as the peppery flavor nicely balanced out the sweetness of beets.