We created this crunchy, sweet side as an update of the classic mayonnaise-laden carrot-and-raisin salad. Save time and make it ahead--it eats even better the next day.
Toss together first 4 ingredients; drain in a colander 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, cook cauliflower in boiling salted water to cover, stirring occasionally, 1 to 2 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. Rinse under cold running water until cool; drain.
Rinse carrots under cold running water; drain and pat dry. Toss together carrots, cauliflower, Orange Vinaigrette, and remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Add salt to taste. Serve immediately.
Note: To make ahead, dress carrots and cauliflower with vinaigrette, but toss with parsley, walnuts, dates, and cheese just before serving.
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