This bright turmeric-spiced roasted cauliflower salad recipe has spinach, onions, almonds, chopped dates and a sweet and tangy honey-lemon-tahini dressing. It's a flavor-packed vegan salad that's substantial enough for dinner and also makes a great side dish with meat, fish or chicken.
To be honest, cauliflower isn't a vegetable I generally crave, unless it's baked with cheese, grilled or roasted. I had never thought to make a cauliflower salad until I fell in love with a bright yellow cauliflower salad at J&A, a cafe down the street from my London flat. (I lived in London for a couple of years). I'm not sure how many times I returned to J&A for another bowl of that amazing salad (lots!) before I decided I needed the recipe.
After some careful tasting, a little chat with the cook at the café, and some trial and error in the kitchen, I'm excited to bring you this beautiful salad of turmeric-spiced roasted cauliflower with tahini honey lemon dressing. A versatile cauliflower salad that suits many occasions. Eat it for lunch or serve it as a side dish at a fancy dinner party. It's bound to be a hit, as it was with all my recipe testers (family and friends).
Let's make this Cauliflower Salad!
- Cut the cauliflower into bite-sized florets. Whisk up olive oil, cumin, turmeric, a pinch of cayenne and salt. Pour the mixture over the cauliflower and toss to coat.
- Roast the cauliflower in a 425ºF oven for 20 minutes.
- Whisk up the tahini dressing ingredients: tahini, lemon juice, honey, garlic, salt and water.
- In a large bowl, combine the roasted cauliflower with blanched spinach leaves, chopped dates, sliced red onion and toasted almonds. Toss with dressing.
This cauliflower salad is delicious cold or at room temperature. It's great with an extra squeeze of fresh lemon. Garnish it with more sliced almonds if you like.
A big shout out to J+A Café for their amazing salad and cooking inspiration.
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