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Warm Moroccan cauliflower salad

Warm Moroccan cauliflower salad

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  • Preparation and cooking time
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  • Easy
  • Serves 2

A warm Moroccan salad with blitzed cauliflower, pomegranate seeds and crunchy pine nuts. A light lunch or side dish that's 3 of your 5 a day

  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: per serving


For the salad

  • 1 cauliflower
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 spring onions , chopped
  • 1 garlic clove , crushed
  • 1 red chilli , finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 lemon , zested and juiced
  • handful pine nuts or chopped hazelnuts, quickly roasted in a dry pan
  • 50g dried cranberries or chopped dried figs
  • 50g chopped parsley
  • 50g chopped mint
  • pomegranate seeds

For the tahini sauce

  • 75g natural yogurt
  • 1 tbsp tahini
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 lemon , juiced
  • 1 tsp agave syrup
  • 50g chopped coriander


  • STEP 1

    First, make the tahini sauce by mixing all the ingredients together in a small bowl, then set aside.

  • STEP 2

    Take the outer leaves off the cauliflower and discard, then cut the cauliflower into rough chunks. Put these in a food processor in two batches and blitz for a few secs until it looks like rice.

  • STEP 3

    Heat the oil in a large, non-stick frying pan and gently fry the spring onions, garlic and chilli for a couple of mins. Add the blitzed cauliflower and continue to cook gently for about 5 mins.

  • STEP 4

    Add the cumin, lemon zest and juice, toasted nuts and cranberries, and cook gently for a couple of mins. Take off the heat, mix through the pomegranate seeds and herbs, and serve with the tahini sauce on the side.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, January 2017

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