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Honey-roasted cauliflower salad

Yesterday was another very warm day here in Sydney that asked for a light lunch such as a salad.  When I still lived in Germany I used to make this cauliflower salad quite often and then completely forgot about it until a few days ago. This time though I also roasted the cauliflower in the oven with some leatherwood honey drizzled over and they turn golden and a little crunchy. It's superb! The combination of capers and raisins seems weird at first but it is actually delicious. When you use the small capers in salt (which are much tastier) be careful with adding any more salt, they are like little taste bombs and may still give enough salty flavour to your salad.  I used golden raisins from Harris Farm which are massive compared to the usual one but very yummy and not overly sweet. But you can also use currants instead.

Here is the recipe for it:

1 cauliflower
2 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon honey
1 juice of one lemon

2 tablespoons pine nuts
1 handful flat-leaf parsley, chopped

1 tablespoon small capers, rinsed
2 tablespoons raisins

1. Trim cauliflower into florets and cook in boiling water until cooked al dente. Discard water and let cool. Preheat oven to 220 degrees Celsius. Place cauliflower on a baking tray and drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil and honey. Bake in hot oven until the honey caramelises, approx. 10 minutes.
Let cool.
2. Stir together lemon juice and remaining olive oil. Dry-roast pine nuts in a medium-hot frying pan until golden brown.
3. Combine all ingredients and serve with crusty bread.


Anonymous said...

I am looking at doing this dish for xmas day. In the text you talk about raisins however in the ingredient list none are mentioned.
Also is there something else missing from the list as there are 2 blank lines.

Kristin said...

Hi there, thanks for stopping by and you are right I did miss to add the raisins to the ingredients list.
I used 2 tablespoons of raisins and added them together with remaining ingredients at step3.

Will change the recipe now, thank you for that.
Also you can completely roast the cauliflower in the oven without cooking them in water first. Gives you a crunchier result. If you do that then roast the cauliflower without the honey for 10minutes before drizzling with the honey. Have a great holiday and Merry Christmas!