Roasted cauliflower salad with garlic yogurt dressing is a great salad for winter or summer. Cauliflower florets covered with spices and roasted till they start to caramelise which adds great flavour to this hefty salad. Loaded with fresh coriander, mint, parsley, almonds and chickpeas this salad is filling and satisfying. Topped off with a fresh and zingy lime, garlic and yoghurt dressing. What’s not to like?
Don’t skip roasting your spices
Dry roasting spices is used by many cultures around the world to intensify the flavour of the spice. Roast over a medium heat in a frying pan on the hotplate by continually stirring or shaking the pan until the spices start to become a little darker and you smell the aroma of the roasting spices.
Grinding your spices
By grinding you release the oils and evenly distribute the spices. We like to use a coffee grinder that is only used for spices, as it’s the perfect size to grind small batches of spices that the home kitchen uses. Mortar and pestle is the traditional method to grind spices. Either way works beautifully.
Check out some more winning salad recipes
- spicy red lentils with capers and currants
- mango and red onion salad
- easy egg and bacon potato salad
- thai smoked chicken and papaya salad
- watermelon feta mint and olive stacks
Click on the links above for the recipes
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This salad is perfect for summer or winter. Cauliflower florets covered with spices and roasted till caramelised. A thick creamy yoghurt, lime and garlic dressing, loads of fresh herbs and a sprinkling of toasted almonds and you are good to go. Enjoy!
- 1/4 cup flaked almonds
- 650 g (1 1/2 pounds) cauliflower florets (about half a medium cauliflower)
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- 2/3 cup dried chickpeas soaked and cooked or 1 can chickpeas drained
- 1 cup loosely packed coriander leaves
- 1/2 cup each of loosely packed mint leaves and flat leaf parsley leaves
- 2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds
- lime wedges to serve
- 1/2 teaspoon each of fennel seeds, coriander seeds and cumin seeds
- 1/4 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
- 2 whole cloves
- 1/2 tablespoon ground turmeric
- 1 cup greek yoghurt
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- finely grated rind of 1 lime
- juice of 1 lime or to taste
- dry roast in a small pan the fennel, coriander, cumin, peppercorns and cloves until fragrant over medium – high heat
- cool spices then grind in a mortar and pestle or coffee grinder
- add turmeric to roasted spices and mix together
- cook or drain chickpeas
- toast off almonds till golden in a dry frypan
- preheat oven to 250 c (480 f) bake
- cut cauliflower into even sized florets and place in a bowl
- add oil and spices to cauliflower and mix to coat with the spices
- scatter pieces on a baking tray and roast until cauliflower is golden and tender and starting to char on the edges (about 20 minutes)
- combine all ingredients and mix together and season to taste
- spoon half the yoghurt dressing onto a serving plate
- top with cauliflower, chickpeas and herbs
- dollop yoghurt dressing around the salad
- sprinkle with sesame seeds
- season with lime wedges to taste
- serve and enjoy!
- when roasting spices keep stirring or shaking the pan to prevent burning
- as turmeric stains, wear gloves when mixing with the cauliflower
- Category: salads and salad dressings
- Method: roasting
- Cuisine: Australian
Keywords: roasted cauliflower with garlic yoghurt dressing
The drought continues to bite
It’s the day before Christmas 2019 and Australia is in the grip of a devastating drought.
Jo and I are fortunate enough to live in a high rainfall area, over a metre per year……. yet looking at the photos below it’s hard to believe.
We are the lucky ones. Our livelihoods are not affected at this point, nor do we have to watch as the stock die in the paddock. Country towns are dying as shops close and people move away and depression and mental health problems soar. We can only hope for everyones sake that 2020 is a better year for all. Peace and goodwill wishes for all. Jo and Jen