Cauliflower, Pomegranate and Pistachio salad

Another healthy one I am afraid! A good lunchbox filler though if you like cauliflower and don’t like eating sandwiches every day! This recipe is from “Simple” by Otteolenghi – you may have noticed that it’s my new fave book –  my next one is also from there…. Some fattening food soon though I promise!! Just in time for the christmas gluttony.


Serves 3 – 4

1 large Cauliflower
1 Onion roughly sliced
25g roughly chopped Parsley
10g roughly chopped Mint
10g roughly chopped Tarragon.
1/2 Pomegranate – seeds removed
50g Pistachio nuts – shelled, dry toasted and chopped
1 tsp ground cumin
Juice of 1 Lemon.
100ml olive oil to dress – Use less if watching calories.

Take one third of the cauliflower and put is aside and then divide the rest into 3cm ish florets. Put these with the sliced onion and thinner cauliflower leaves ( when these get crispy it gives a lovely taste to the dish) on a roasting tray and evenly coat with olive oil and a sprinkle of salt. Roast for around 30 minutes at 200 degrees fan until soft and golden.


With the remaining cauliflower grate it raw into a bowl, add the rest of the ingredients and a pinch of salt. When the roasted cauliflower/onion and leaves have cooled add this to the mixture and give it a stir to combine then serve!

( Next time I will make the cauliflower florets a bit smaller – in  this picture they are a bit big and were still a bit too crunchy)




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