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Roasted Cauliflower “Couscous”

Posted By Helen Jackson On November 8, 2013 @ 12:55 pm In Recipes,Vegetable Recipes,Vegetarian Recipes | 6 Comments

Not  a couscous at all, but when cauliflower is pulsed in the food processor it resembles little grains almost identical to couscous.
The flavour combinations are endless, try finely chopped radish, almonds, parsley, pistachio nuts, celery etc…

1 head cauliflower
olive oil
3 spring onions, finely sliced
1/4 cup pine nuts, lightly toasted
1/4 cup mint leaves
3/4 cup small double podded broad beans
1 tablespoon lemon juice
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Method

Preheat the oven to 180 C (350 F)
Divide the cauliflower into florets, discarding the thick part of the stem.
Place in a roasting dish, season with salt and drizzle with a little olive oil then roast for 25 minutes.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool until warm.
In batches, pulse the cauliflower in a food processor until very finely chopped.
Transfer to a serving bowl.
Blanch the broad beans in a saucepan of boiling water for a minute or so - longer if they are large.  Drain well and then add to the cauliflower.
Add the spring onion, pine nuts and mint and toss to combine.
Combine lemon juice and olive oil and drizzle over the salad, toss again.


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