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Harissa-roasted cauliflower with preserved-lemon dressing

A warm vegetarian salad that punches above its weight in the flavour stakes.
Cauliflower recipes with harissa roasted cauliflower with preserved-lemon dressing

Harissa-roasted cauliflower with preserved-lemon dressing

James Moffatt

Most people associate the best cauliflower recipes with winter. Not this one. This summer-friendly salad pairs harissa-roasted cauliflower with a flavourful preserved lemon-dressing. This is one recipe you’ll keep coming back to.


Preserved-lemon dressing


1.Preheat oven to 250°C. Toss cauliflower in harissa and 3 tsp oil and season to taste. Scatter over a baking tray and roast until golden (15-20 minutes).
2.Place couscous in a bowl and rub with 1 tsp olive oil, then cover by 1/2 cm boiling water (about 400ml), stir, cover and set aside to bloom (15 minutes). Fluff with a fork and set aside.
3.For preserved-lemon dressing, whisk ingredients in a bowl and season to taste.
4.Stir dates through couscous then spoon into a serving bowl. Top with cauliflower, then spoon dressing over and scatter with pepita seeds and coriander.

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