Christmas, Recipes, Food Blogged by: Recipearce 30 Nov 2021

Cumin Spiced Cauliflower Salad

This sensational spiced cauliflower salad is a family favourite - and the perfect 'light enough to be a side, hearty enough to be a main' meal solution. With delicious Dukkah flavours, and bright popping pomegranite this side dish is sure to be a hit this Christmas Day. 


  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 1 red onion
  • Olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of dukkah + extra to sprinkle over top
  • 1/4 cup of tahini
  • 2 teaspoons of dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons of maple syrup or honey
  • 1 lemon
  • Salt
  • 2 handfuls of parsley
  • 1 handful of mint
  • 2 tins of lentils
  • 110g of baby capers
  • 2 pomegranates


  • Knife
  • Lemon juicer
  • Salad bowl
  • Wooden spoon to whack pomegranate seeds


1. Preheat oven to 180C

2. Chop florets off 1 head of cauliflower and slice 1 red onion into wedges and put into roasting

3. Drizzle in olive oil and sprinkle 1 tablespoon of dukkah over the top. Toss.

4. Pop into the oven on 180C for approx. 40 mins

5. Make a dressing by mixing together 1/4 cup of tahini, 1/4 cup of olive oil, 2 teaspoons of dijon mustard, 2 teaspoons of maple syrup or honey, juice of 1/2 a lemon and a pinch of salt. Whisk around. Set aside.

6. Finely chop 2 handfuls of parsley and 1 handful of mint and add to a mixing bowl.

7. Add 2 tins of lentils (drained), 110g of baby capers and seeds of 2 pomegranates to mixing

8. Get cauliflower and onion out of the oven after 40 mins and add to the salad

9. Drizzle some dressing over the top, top with a squeeze of lemon, finish with a sprinkle of
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