Spiced cauliflower with chickpeas, herbs & pine nuts

Spiced cauliflower with chickpeas, herbs & pine nuts

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 40 mins

Skill level



Serves 4

Roast cauliflower with cumin and caraway then serve with healthy chickpeas and herbs in this Middle Eastern-style salad

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  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
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  • 1 large head cauliflower, broken into florets (about 1kg in total)
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tsp each caraway and cumin seed
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 400g can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 100g pine nuts
  • small bunch each parsley and dill, leaves torn

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  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Toss the cauliflower, garlic, spices, 2 tbsp oil and some seasoning in a roasting tin, then roast for 30 mins.
  2. Add the chickpeas, pine nuts and remaining oil to the tin, then cook for 10 mins more. To serve, stir in the herbs with your chosen dressing.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, June 2012

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dhartmann's picture
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@PRW - Thank you, implemented all your suggestions and added Chili Flakes and Lemon Juice. Served with Basmati Rice. Yummy!!!! Served 2 instead of 4 as a mains.

PRW's picture

Taking into account previous postings I:
Preboiled the cauliflower for one minute,
Added chunks of sweet pepper and chopped chalottes to roasting cauliflower,
Also used fennel(1 tsp) and mint,
Added the juice from the can of chick peas.

Result-really tasty.

Rusty_67's picture
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Boring. The cauliflower wasn't cooked. The pine nuts were nice. Needed a sauce or something.

padraicwhelan's picture

The cauliflower did not soften sufficiently. I would suggest parboiling for five minutes before roasting

saralough's picture

I cooked to recipe but found it a bit bitter. Not sure if this is due to overcoming the herbs or garlic! Mixed couscous into it and that helped the taste a bit

bowdenei's picture

Would like to try it. What do you suggest for a dressing Good Food?

reichem's picture
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Very easy and tasty. Nice to have something different to do with cauliflower. Used fennel seeds in place of caraway and mint instead of dill. Finished with a dash of lemon juice.
Cooking times are a bit long for my oven - I reduced by about 1/3.

whatkatiedoes's picture
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Delicious and really easy. I added some cubed potatoes to roast to bulk it up a bit, and also added some lemon juice at the end.

joannewall's picture

Pleasantly surprised. Tasty. Didn't have any Dill. Used mint. Would do it again.