Roasted cauliflower and red pepper salad with toasted almonds and basil
I rarely ate cauliflower when I was growing up, and the only way it was ever palatable to me was when it was smothered in cheese sauce.
These days I eat and enjoy cauliflower on a regular basis. What changed? I simply discovered that when cauliflower is cooked in traditional Mediterranean and Asian ways it can taste amazing!
For example it can be turned into a warming and comforting soup such as Roasted cauliflower soup with tahini and lemon. Combine it with potatoes, onions and spices and you have the classic Indian curry Aloo gobi. It can also be used to make delicious side dishes such as Sicilian roasted cauliflower with raisins and whole wheat chili-anchovy crumb. And it can be added to scrumptious salads such as Roasted vegetable salad with tahini-lemon dressing, and the salad I'm sharing with you today — Roasted cauliflower and red pepper salad with toasted almonds and basil.
5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 cup jarred roasted red pepper — cut into strips
⅓ cup slivered almonds — lightly toasted
A handful of fresh basil leaves
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1 clove garlic
½ teaspoon salt
½ freshly ground black pepper