Last Updated on May 20, 2020 by Chef Mireille
Roasted Cauliflower Grape Salad has a little of everything – salty, smoky and sweet. Such a unique combination of ingredients creates a melodious harmony of flavor.
With summer approaching, comes the re-appearance of salad in every possible combination of ingredients. As I continue to discover Yotam Otollenghi with the I Heart Cooking Club, this cauliflower salad with grapes and cheese piqued my interest. So here’s my take on his salad recipe here. I only made a few minor adjustments based on what I had on hand – exchanging pine nuts for hazelnuts, red wine vinegar for sherry vinegar and cilantro for parsley.
Cauliflower is also considered as a poorly regarded step child. It’s always the last thing left on a crudite platter. Here are some other delicious ways you might want to try enjoying this delicious and healthy vegetable.
- Roasted Cauliflower Fattoush
- Gobi Pakora – Indian Gluten Free Fritters
- Cauliflower Tots
- Cauliflower Masala
- Bengali Cauliflower Yogurt Curry
- Kashmiri Fennel & Ginger Cauliflower
- Korean Cauliflower
IN THE MAKING – HOW TO MAKE ROASTED CAULIFLOWER GRAPE SALAD
Best eaten at room temperature.
This is a great combination of flavors – sweet, salty and smoky all at the same time! When eating healthy can be delicious, why would you not try it!!!
Roasted Cauliflower Grape Salad
- 1 head cauliflower chopped
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon honey
- 2 tablespoons golden raisins
- 3 tablespoon pine nuts toasted
- 1/2 cup red grapes quartered or halved depending on the size
- 1/3 cup cheddar cheese crumbled
- 1/4 cup cilantro finely chopped
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 375 F.
- Toss the cauliflower with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil and a generous sprinkling of salt and pepper.
- Spread the cauliflower in a baking pan and cook for 25 minutes. Toss once halfway through cooking. Place in the broiler on high and broil for 4 minutes. Rotate pan and cook another 4 minutes.
- In a small bowl, combine the vinegar, mustard, honey and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Drizzle in the rest of the oil, while whisking constantly to form a combined salad dressing. Place raisins in the dressing and let sit for at least 10 minutes.
- In a large bowl, combine all of the other salad ingredients. Add raisins and salad dressing with the cauliflower. Toss well.
- Enjoy at room temperature!
its very different one..
simply delicious and tasty…
This is a lovely plate of salad! Using cauliflower in salads is something that I must try!
A wonderful potluck choice!
Cauliflower in salad, new to me, but now days anything possible..looks so tempting. Thnx for linking 🙂
More and more I'm finding that YO has a real talent for combining interesting and exciting textures and flavors. This salad is a great example. Sweet, sour, crunchy, chewy, soft. A lot of good going on here!
You know? I thought the grapes and cauliflower combination rather odd until I saw your wonderful sweet/sour dressing for the salad … what a beautiful way to meld both fruit and vegetable together for a total dish! Great choice this week!
I'm not sure I've ever had a cauliflower salad, but I must admit I love the idea! I think this one looks so colorful and pretty and I love all the different textures (with the pine nuts and all). Looks fun and delicious!!
Couscous & Consciousness
OMG – totally my kind of salad, and I would definitely make a main meal of this. It's coming into winter now in my part of the world, and even though the days are cooler I still love to eat these kinds of salads. Something a bit more substantial than a "leafy greens" kind of salad, and I love the contrast in textures and tastes with the nutty roasted cauliflower and the sweet tender grapes. Apart from a few grapes I have everything I need to make this salad right now, so I think this is definitely on the menu this week. Thanks for sharing it.
Deb in Hawaii
Looks wonderful–I am a big fan of the sweet-salty-smoky combo! Thanks for sharing it with Souper Sundays too this month. 😉
Mairi @ Toast
Wow! You have just made me want to eat cauliflower!!! As always he is just such a genius at inventing new combinations.
Wow looks delicious. I bettter make it before monsoon sets in this season. Love the dressing. Thanks for linking it