Roasted Cauliflower and Fried Capers Salad
Not all vegetables are full of taste and color. Cauliflower is definitely one of those most people just walk by at farmers market stands. Cauliflower has a lot to offer, roasting will bring out the best, but for true cauliflower lovers, as I am, even steam cooked with just a splash of quality extra virgin olive oil is enough.
This salad is the one that brings out the best in cauliflower. It’s definitely the best cauliflower salad I’ve ever had. Ever…honestly! And I’m pretty sure all the glory goes to fried capers! Just imagine that great tangy, sharp taste of capers but at the same time they’re crispy and crunchy!
1 medium head of cauliflower
5 tbsp olive oil
1/3 cup brined capers
Oil for frying (I used olive oil)
1/3 cup walnuts
1/3 cup dried cranberries
3 tbsp roughly chopped flat-leave parsley
Juice of ½ lemon
Salt / Pepper
Heat the oven to 400F/200C. Cut the cauliflower in florets, cut the bigger ones in half. Season with olive oil, salt and pepper, give it a toss for oil to cover the cauliflower and spread out in a roasting pan. Roast for about 35 minutes or until the cauliflower is golden brown in parts and crisp. Set aside to cool.
Heat the skillet over medium heat and toast the walnuts until golden brown, for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Set aside to cool and then coarsely chop them.
Drain and rinse the capers. Pat dry using paper towels.
Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat (you’ll need about ½ inch/1 cm olive oil). When the oil is hot enough add the capers, cook for about 5 minutes or until crisp and slightly brown on edges, stirring frequently. Remove from the skillet and drain on paper towel.
Toss carefully together cauliflower, walnuts, capers, cranberries and parsley, add the lemon juice, taste and adjust seasoning.
This one is the best when served at room temperature.
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