Roasted Cauliflower Salad

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Hearty salads are a great option for a number of meals. Need a big lunch to hold you over? Hearty Salad. Want a lighter dinner? Hearty salad. Convincing your husband to eat more vegetables? Hearty salad. In this salad the sweetness created from roasting cauliflower really shines. Even after roasting, cauliflower maintains a firm texture that works with the crispy chickpeas to create textural contrast in the salad that makes each bite even more interesting.

Roasted Cauliflower Salad

You can assemble the rest of the salad and dressing while the cauliflower roasts. The hot cauliflower wilts the spinach slightly and really soaks up the dressing.
Servings 4 sides
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins

Equipment

  • Baking Sheet
  • Serving Bowl

Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower cut into florets
  • 1 can chickpeas drained
  • 1/2 cup olive oil divided, ¼ cup for roasting, another ¼ cup for the dressing
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • 1 cucumber sliced
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar

Instructions

  • Line a rimmed baking sheet with tin foil and place on the middle shelf of the oven. Preheat the oven (with baking sheet in it) at 425 degrees F.
  • Combine cauliflower, chickpeas, ¼ cup olive oil, salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder.
  • Carefully remove the baking sheet from the oven, spray with nonstick spray, and spread a layer of cauliflower and chickpea mixture on the baking sheet. Return to the oven and cook for 20 minutes, turning halfway through, until thoroughly browned.
  • While roasting, mix up dressing by whisking together the remaining ¼ cup olive oil, lemon juice, dijon mustard, honey, apple cider vinegar, salt and pepper
  • Remove cauliflower and chickpea mixture from the oven.
  • Add spinach and cucumbers to the serving bowl, top first with the cauliflower and chickpeas and then drizzle on the dressing.
Cost: $3
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: salad, vegetarian

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