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Cauliflower & Hazelnut Salad Recipe

This salad can be eaten on its own or served with some roast chicken or fish. It’s perfect for making and serving at a later stage, as the flavours only seem to improve. Just fold the spinach in at the last minute or the leaves will become bruised and won’t give the same contrast of texture.

Serves: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium cauliflower, broken into small florets
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Sea salt and black pepper
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 50g skinned hazelnuts
  • 50g baby spinach leaves
  • 3 tbsp raisins

For the dressing:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp sherry vinegar
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • Good pinch of ground allspice
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon

Instructions:

  1.  Preheat the oven to 200°C/180˚C fan/gas mark 6.
  2.  Toss the cauliflower in the olive oil in a large baking tin, then season with salt and pepper and roast for 15 minutes. Stir in the red onion and continue roasting for another 15–20 minutes, until the cauliflower is crisp and parts of it have turned golden brown and the red onion is just beginning to catch and char. Set aside to cool.
  3.  Place the hazelnuts in a small baking tin and roast for 10–12 minutes, until golden brown. Leave to cool a little, then roughly chop.
  4.  To make the dressing, place the olive oil in a screwtopped jar with the sherry vinegar, maple syrup, allspice and cinnamon. Shake until emulsified, then season with salt and pepper.
  5.  Put the roasted cauliflower and red onion in a large bowl and fold in the spinach, raisins and hazelnuts. Drizzle over the dressing, tossing to coat, then season to taste. Arrange on plates to serve.

Per Serving 278kcals, 21.9g fat (2.6g saturated), 20.6g carbs, 11.2g sugars, 5.6g protein, 6g fibre, 0.114g sodium

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