Recipe – This Ain’t Your Mama’s (Cauliflower) Salad

Prep Time

30 minutes

Cooking Time

20 minutes

Yields

8 servings

Ingredients

Salad

  • 1 large head cauliflower, separated
  • 1 Tblsp olive oil
  • 1 Tblsp harissa paste
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 c (multicolor) quinoa, rinsed
  • 2 c water
  • 2 c cooked garbanzo beans
  • 1/2 cup roasted pine nuts
  • 2 Tbsps chopped parsley
  • 2 Tbsps chopped cilantro
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 2 radishes, chopped
  • 5 small pearl or roma tomatoes, chopped
  • (Optional) 4 oz feta cheese, crumbled

Dressing

  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp harissa paste
  • 2 Tbsps olive oil
  • ¼ tsp salt

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450
  2. Toss cauliflower pieces with olive oil, harissa paste and salt
  3. Roast cauliflower until golden and tender, about 20 minutes (stir halfway through),set aside to cool
  4. Place quinoa in pan with water and bring to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer and cook for about 15 minutes, or until all the water is absorbed, fluff with a fork.
  5. Combine all salad ingredients (add feta if using)
  6. Combine all dressing ingredients and toss with salad

Notes

This would also be delicious with some roasted red peppers thrown in!

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