Roasted cauliflower salad

No of Serves: 3

Recipe courtesy of Stephanie Savio APD adapted from Colour of Maroc by Rob and Sophia Palmer

Ingredients

700g cauliflower (approx. one large head), chopped into small florets

400g tin chickpeas, drained

2 tbsp olive oil

½ red onion, finely sliced

½ bunch flat leaf parsley

½ cup roasted, unsalted almonds, roughly chopped

150g Danish feta, broken into chunks

arils from ½ a pomegranate, optional

DRESSING

½ tsp saffron threads

1 tbsp boiling water

3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

2 tbsp red wine vinegar

2 tbsp currants

Nutrition Information (per serve)

Energy 3281 kJ (784 calories)
Protein 23g
Total Fat 55g
Carbohydrates 39g
Saturated Fat 11g
Sugars 21g
Dietary Fibre 17g
Sodium 1039mg

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees Celsius.
  2. Drain chickpeas from tin and pat with a paper towel to dry the excess liquid.
  3. Place the chickpeas and cauliflower florets in a large bowl, add the olive oil and toss well to combine.
  4. Transfer the cauliflower and chickpea mixture to a baking tray and spread out into a single layer. Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes or until golden and the cauliflower is tender. The chickpeas should become crisp and slightly crunchy.
  5. To make the dressing, place saffron in a small bowl and add boiling water. Steep for five minutes. Whisk in oil and vinegar until well combined, then stir in currants and set aside. Stir well before serving.
  6. Once cauliflower is golden and tender, remove from the oven and place warm cauliflower and chickpea mixture in your serving bowl.
  7. Add the red onion, parsley and almonds, pour over the dressing and toss to combine. Sprinkle with feta and pomegranate (if using) and serve.