I decided to add this post quickly, without aiming for it to look perfect. So here you go, its a super delicious way to eat your veggies accompanied with the creamy herby tahini dressing.
Roasted and spiced Cauliflower salad with a creamy herby tahini dressing.
- small foodprocessor, blender or a whisk
- your favorite greens (baby spinach, arugula, lettuce etc
- 1 cauliflower head divided into small florets
- 2 red onions, halved, thinly sliced
- 4-6 dates, chopped
- 2-3 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tsp ras al hanout spice blend, a curry spice blend or any other middle eastern/african blend will do
- Salt and pepper
- 2 tbsp tahini
- 1 tsp maple syrup or honey
- 1-2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 garlic clove
- 1-2 cups fresh, roughly chopped herbs like cilantro (coriander), parsley, chives, dill.
- salt and pepper
- optional a good splash of olive oil
- 1/2 cup or more water to thin
- Preheat oven at 175 Celcius.
- Mix the cauliflower florets with olive oil, salt and your choice of spice blend. Place on an oven tray ( I don't like to use baking paper as it makes the veggies too moist instead of crispy). Place tray in the oven for about 20-30 minutes until the florets have reached your preferred tenderness.
- Sautée the onions in a skillet with some oil.
- Add all ingredients, except the water in the foodprocessor, blender or in a bowl and whisk by hand. Add about 1/2 cup of water. Mix. Add more water if needed.
- Taste your dressing. Add more sweetner for more sweetness, add more lemon juice for more acidity, add more salt or soya sauce for more saltiness, add more pepper or some chili flakes if you like it more spicy. Play around with it by adding and tasting.
- Assemble all your greens in a big salad bowl or divide among individual bowls, give it a good splash of olive oil, salt, pepper and some lemon juice
- Spread the onions, the chopped dates and the florest on top of the greens.
- Pour with the tahini dressing
Additional vegetables or toppings
- Roasted and chopped almonds
- Sliced avocado
- Steamed green beans
- Roasted and spiced chickpeas for extra protein
- Mix in any left over grains like quinoa or rice, or couscous
- Feta cheese