The first of the autumn cauliflowers have arrived and this beauty was in my Good to Gather weekly box. The autumn weather is being lovely and hot and I wanted something spicy and crunchy! (and speedy!)
Lots of punchy flavours here from the harissa marinade, sweet preserved-lemon dressing and spicy toasted pumpkin seeds.
See notes below if you have never heard of harissa or preserved-lemons before ; )
I love the speed of couscous but you can add quinoa if you are looking for a gluten-free option. Just make sure the grain is well seasoned with olive oil, salt, pepper and maybe a squeeze of lemon.
You can leave the grains out all together and fill the spiced cauliflower in a pita with a good helping of tzatziki.
Many meals can be made from a jar of harissa and you can jazz up almost any veggie so investing in a jar is so worth it.
Getting Ahead: The salad will taste better the next day! Just hold off on adding all the seasoning. Perfect picnic and lunchbox food.
Seasonal Swaps: Broccoli could also work as well as thinly sliced celeriac rounds (it will take longer to roast). Pumpkin slices would also work well.