Spiced roast cauliflower and garlic with tahini yogurt dressing
( SERVES 6 )
Photo by Lisa Linder
The spiced cauliflower salad is fantastic with a braised shoulder of mutton, or grilled lamb chops. This recipe serves 6 as a side dish.
This recipe is taken from Peter Gordon's new book, Savour: Salads for all Seasons
|1 large||Cauliflower, green leaves and excess stalk removed|
|1||Red chilli, chopped|
|4||Garlic cloves, sliced|
|3 Tbsp||Sesame seeds|
|2 Tbsp||Nigella seeds|
|4||Green cardamom pods, crushed|
|1 Tbsp||Olive oil|
|1 small handful||Parsley leaves|
|1 small handful||Mixed soft herbs, eg. mint, basil, tarragon|
- Heat the oven to 180C.
- Cut the cauliflower into florets and place in a roasting dish with the chilli, garlic, sesame seeds, nigella seeds, cardamom, 1 tablespoon of olive oil and a little salt. Toss everything together and roast, tossing occasionally, until the cauliflower browns at the edges and the garlic become golden, about 30 minutes. If the garlic begins to darken before the cauliflower is ready, add 2 tablespoons of water to the roasting dish. Remove from the oven and leave to cool (unless you want to serve it warm).
- Mix the tahini to a slurry with the lemon juice and 5 tablespoons of water. Stir in the yogurt, lemon zest and olive oil. Season with salt.
- To serve, toss the cauliflower with the dressing and herbs. Serve warm or at room temperature.