Did you over indulge over the holiday period? Give my Cauliflower Detox Bowl a go and you'll be feel fresher with every mouthful!


For the Cauliflower & Chickpeas:

  • 2 cups cauliflower finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoons ground cumin
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • 2 cups tinned chickpeas drained and rinsed

For the Salad:

  • 2/3 green apple thick slices
  • 2/3 avocado sliced
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley roughly chopped

For the Dressing:

  • 2 teaspoons mustard wholegrain
  • 1/2 lemons juiced
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste


For the Cauliflower & Chickpeas:

  • Preheat oven to 200ºC.
  • In a large bowl combine cauliflower, olive oil, cumin, salt and pepper.
  • Spread them out on an oven tray in an even layer.
  • Bake for 15 minutes,then add the chickpeas and cook for a further 10-15 minutes.

For the Salad:

  • Divide the apple, avocado and fresh herbs between two bowls.
  • When the cauliflower and chickpeas are cooked, add half to each salad bowl.

For the Dressing:

  • Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.

To Serve:

  • Pour half of the dressing over each bowl of cauliflower salad.

NB: All main course recipes use quantities from the ‘Female Healthy Weight Maintenance’ Stream of the 28 By Sam Wood program. So if you’re a male, feel free to bulk it up.

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Posted by Sam Wood

Father and husband, on a mission to help people move more, eat better and make a positive change to their lives. Sam Wood has over 20 years experience as a personal trainer and is recognised as one of Australia’s leading experts and media commentators in the health & fitness industry. Sam is the founder and personal trainer of 28, Australia’s #1 home fitness and nutrition program, and he's also the proud owner of Australia’s largest personal training studio, The Woodshed, based in Brighton, Melbourne.