Roast cauliflower and chickpea salad

By Drum Digital
25 November 2014

A hearty vegetarian salad with a hint of chilli.

Serves 4

Preparation: 15 min

Cooking: 15 min

1 cauliflower

30 ml (2 T) olive oil

salt and freshly ground pepper

5 ml (1 t) chilli flakes

2 rounds feta cheese

120 g lettuce leaves

CHICKPEAS

15 ml (1 T) olive oil

15 ml (1 T) butter

2 garlic cloves, crushed

1 can (410 g) chickpeas, drained

2 ml (½ t) ground cumin

salt and freshly ground pepper

DRESSING

2 garlic cloves, crushed

45 ml (3 T) chopped fresh coriander

60 ml (¼ c) olive oil

30 ml (2 T) lemon juice

5 ml (1 t) caster sugar

Preheat the oven to 200 °C.

1 Cut the cauliflower into slices or “steaks” and arrange on a baking sheet. Brush with the olive oil and season with salt, pepper and the chilli flakes.

2 Crumble half the feta cheese on top and bake for 10 minutes or until the cauliflower is slightly charred.

3 Chickpeas: Heatthe oil and butter in a pan and fry the garlic until fragrant. Add the chickpeas and stir-fry for a few minutes. Season with the cumin, salt and pepper. Stir-fry until golden and set aside.

4 Lightly mix the lettuce leaves, remaining feta cheese, chickpeas and cauliflower.

5 Dressing: Whisk the ingredients together and pour over the salad. Serve immediately.

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