Roasted Cauliflower Hazelnut Salad
Serves: 2-4 as a side
  • 1 head cauliflower, broken into small florets
  • 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 5 tablespoons hazelnuts, with skins
  • 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
  • 1½ teaspoon maple syrup
  • Generous ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Generous ¼ teaspoon ground allspice
  • ⅓ cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1 large celery stalk, cut on an angle into ¼-inch slices
  • ⅓ cup flat leaf parsley leaves
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 F.
  2. Place the cauliflower on a parchment-lined baking sheet, drizzle with 1-3 tablespoons of olive oil, and toss with some salt and pepper. Roast in the oven for 25-35 minutes until parts of it are turning golden brown. Transfer to a large mixing bowl and set aside to cool down.
  3. Decrease the oven temperature to 325 F. Spread the hazelnuts on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper (I used the same one as the cauliflower, just switched the paper) and roast for 17 minutes (although depending on your oven, I suggest watching these closely, mine were burnt at 17 minutes, and I took my second try out around 10 minutes).
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil, the sherry vinegar, maple syrup, cinnamon, and allspice. Set aside.
  5. Allow the nuts to cool a little, then coarsely chop them and add to the cauliflower, along with the pomegranate seeds, celery, parsley, and the dressing. Stir, taste, and season with salt and pepper accordingly.
Recipe by Love and Lemons at