Cauliflower Couscous Salad Recipe with Zhoug

Roasted cauli and couscous salad with zhoug and crispy shallots

  • serves 6
  • Easy

Check out our vibrant cauliflower salad recipe with giant couscous, crispy fried onions and a punchy zhoug dressing. This easy salad is vegan and low in calories, too

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Ingredients

  • cauliflower 1 large, broken into florets, reserving any leaves
  • red onion 1, halved and sliced
  • ground turmeric 1 tsp
  • olive oil
  • giant couscous 300g
  • lemon 1, juiced
  • garlic 1 clove, crushed
  • flame or golden raisins 4 tbsp
  • dates 6, pitted and chopped
  • flat-leaf parsley a small bunch, chopped
  • crispy fried onions (available ready-made from large supermarkets) 1 tbsp
  • pine nuts 1 tbsp, toasted until golden

ZHOUG

  • coriander ½ a small bunch, chopped, plus a few leaves to serve
  • flat-leaf parsley ½ a small bunch, chopped
  • green chilli 1, chopped
  • ground cumin ½ tsp
  • red wine vinegar 1 tbsp  
  • garlic ½ a clove, chopped

Method

  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Toss the cauliflower florets and red onion slices with the turmeric and 2 tbsp olive oil. Season well and toss again, then spread on a large non-stick baking tray and cook for 25-30 minutes (add the leaves for the final 15 minutes) or until the cauliflower is tender and charred a little at the edges. Cool.

  • Step 2

    Simmer the couscous in boiling salted water until just tender, then drain really well. Tip into a large bowl and add the lemon juice, 3 tbsp olive oil, the garlic, raisins, dates and lots of seasoning. Toss and leave to sit.

  • Step 3

    Meanwhile, put all of the zhoug ingredients into a small blender with some seasoning and 2-3 tbsp of water, and whizz until smooth and a vibrant green.

  • Step 4

    Add the cauliflower and parsley to the bowl of couscous and gently toss. Serve in bowls drizzled with the zhoug and scattered with crispy fried onions and pine nuts.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 423
  • Fat 13.6g
  • Saturates 1.7g
  • Carbs 62g
  • Sugars 22.7g
  • Fibre 5.4g
  • Protein 10.6g
  • Salt 0.1g
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