Beautiful Roast Cauliflower Salad is warm and spicy and easy to make.
There is not much love for vegetables in my house. That’s if you ignore the fact that I would rather eat vegetables even over cake. Yep, I would. It has been a bit more of an uphill battle to get Skater, my teenager to eat them if they aren’t covered in tomato sauce. I have had a lot of success with cauliflower fried (as) rice, something you may have seen all over the place these days but it is a recipe that’s a bit of a hero for the disguise of vegetables. My Chicken & Parmesan Meatballs with green sauce is also a wonderful way to hide a vegetable and a quick week night stand by.
Occasionally I need to make extra special vegetable dishes just for me. There’s so much you can do with cauliflower it is amazing. I am not sure why I, and the millions of other people writing recipes didn’t figure out anytime before this that the humble almost cabbagey smelling cauliflower could be used to make so many dishes. Steamed raw or roasted I love it, and so does almost everyone else.
This is a simple cauliflower salad but one that works for this time of year. Whether it’s Spring in your part of town or getting very chilly like it is in mine, this salad is worth making . It’s nice served warm or room temperature.
Try it with BBQed meats or with a slow cooked dish like I did or with some Chicken Schnitzel crumbed with Za’atar and panko crumbs. Just so you know….Skater did not eat this. It contains nuts and pomegranate. Really…
- 1 kg cauliflower w whole
- 150 gm gm roasted walnuts 1 cup
- 1/2 pomegranate seeds tapped out of the fruit shell
- 60 ml olive oil 1/4 cup
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 roughly chopped flat parsley leaves
- 1/4 cup roughly chopped mint leaves
- 1/4 cup roughly chopped coriander stalks and leaves
- 40 ml pomegranate molasses 2 tablespoons
- 40 ml Orange juice (around 1/2 an orange 2 tablespoons )
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- up to 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons golden syrup this is for the caramel taste and the minimum sweetness