Fertility Food Friday: Cauliflower Salsa

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By Krista A. Parr, R.H.N.

So fresh, so simple, and so full of fertility-loving goodies! Support your body’s inherent detoxification activities, protect your fertility organs from oxidative stress, and combat inflammation with this yummy end-of-summer salsa. Cauliflower is not a vegetable I would normally enjoy eating raw. Along with it’s cousins, broccoli and cabbage, raw cauliflower would normally cause my belly expand into a hot air balloon. In this recipe, however, the cauliflower really mellows out as it marinates and almost ‘cooks’ in the citrus juice. This makes it easier to digest as well as more palatable; a fantastic way to get this nutritional powerhouse into your diet. Enjoy on tortilla chips, crackers, tacos, or salad.


  • 1 head cauliflower, thinly sliced with a mandolin (or shaved on a cheese grater)
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, chopped (discard seeds if you prefer a milder salsa)
  • 1/3 cup red onion, diced
  • Approx. 1 cup cucumber, diced
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • Approx. 1/3 cup loosely packed fresh cilantro leaves
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

Mix everything in a large bowl. That’s all! Allow to marinate for at least an hour, ideally overnight or all day.


Krista A. Parr is a Vancouver Registered Holistic Nutritionist and founder of Root to Fruit Nutrition, specializing in fertility and women’s health. She is passionate about guiding women onto a nourishing, supportive diet. www.RootToFruitNutrition.ca

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