Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower Salad

*This Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower Salad is warm, bright, light, and tasty. Fresh cauliflower is roasted with turmeric and cumin, then tossed with golden raisins, fresh parsley, and bright lemon juice.*

This Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower Salad is a light and tasty dish filled with roasted cauliflower, turmeric, cumin, golden raisins, and bright lemon juice| The Millennial Cook #salad #cauliflower #turmeric

A couple of weeks ago I had a serious craving for cauliflower. As far as cauliflower goes, I believe, it’s one of the more mild vegetables out there. It doesn’t have the bitterness of spinach or kale, nor the punch of sweetness that we see with carrots, corn, and sweet potatoes. Even its closest relative, broccoli, provides a much more distinctive flavor than the humble white vegetable. And yet, it was cauliflower that I had on my mind.

This Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower Salad is a light and tasty dish filled with roasted cauliflower, turmeric, cumin, golden raisins, and bright lemon juice| The Millennial Cook #salad #cauliflower #turmeric

This Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower Salad is a light and tasty dish filled with roasted cauliflower, turmeric, cumin, golden raisins, and bright lemon juice| The Millennial Cook #salad #cauliflower #turmeric

See, I think that there’s something uniquely special about the subtle taste of cauliflower – an almost, not-quite-noticeable sweetness and a delicious creaminess (is that even possible for a vegetable?) that’s particularly noticeable if you add a pat of melty, salted butter on top. Cauliflower, with its subtle flavor, is also one of the more versatile vegetables. Really, it’s the perfect base for all sorts of different flavor combinations. I love cauliflower roasted, simply, with olive oil and some sea salt; I love it steamed, then topped with a bright herby and garlicky pesto; I especially love it mashed – potato style – with cream and maybe even some cheese. But for this recipe, I had turmeric on my mind.

This Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower Salad is a light and tasty dish filled with roasted cauliflower, turmeric, cumin, golden raisins, and bright lemon juice| The Millennial Cook #salad #cauliflower #turmeric

Turmeric is a spice from the ginger family known for its distinctive and bright orange-yellow color. It’s also a superfood said to reduce inflammation and even fight heart disease and cancer. I love throwing turmeric into savory recipes, and today we’re pairing it with cumin for an innovative twist on the traditional roasted cauliflower. I’ve topped this salad with tart lemon juice, sweet golden raisins, nutty pistachios, and a shower of bright green parsley. This humble vegetable dish may just be your new favorite lunch!

This Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower Salad is a light and tasty dish filled with roasted cauliflower, turmeric, cumin, golden raisins, and bright lemon juice| The Millennial Cook #salad #cauliflower #turmeric

This Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower Salad is a light and tasty dish filled with roasted cauliflower, turmeric, cumin, golden raisins, and bright lemon juice| The Millennial Cook #salad #cauliflower #turmeric

Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower Salad

  • Servings: 2 large or 4 small
  • Difficulty: Easy
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This Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower Salad is warm, bright, light, and tasty. Fresh cauliflower is roasted with turmeric and cumin, then tossed with golden raisins, fresh parsley, and bright lemon juice.

Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • ¼ cup golden raisins
  • ¼ cup chopped pistachios
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°.
  2. Wash and dry cauliflower. Chop head into small florets.
  3. Transfer florets to a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with turmeric, cumin, salt, and pepper. Toss to coat.
  4. Roast cauliflower until browned and tender, about twenty five minutes.
  5. Let cool, then top with lemon juice, raisins, pistachios, and parsley. Toss to combine.

This Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower Salad is a light and tasty dish filled with roasted cauliflower, turmeric, cumin, golden raisins, and bright lemon juice| The Millennial Cook #salad #cauliflower #turmeric

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One thought on “Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower Salad

  1. Now you have me craving cauliflower too, Ms. Millennial Cook! Like baseball, it seems to happen every spring…..Sally from Carmel Valley

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