Warm za’atar-spiced cauliflower, red onion and rice salad

Warm za’atar-spiced cauliflower, red onion and rice salad
  • Serves icon Serves 4
  • Time icon Hands-on time 10 min, oven time 35 min

Discover the power of za’atar in this spiced vegetarian salad, made with cauliflower, red onions and rice. It makes an easy midweek meal that’s bursting with goodness too.

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Nutrition: per serving

Calories
333kcals
Fat
7.1g (1.1g saturated)
Protein
10g
Carbohydrates
51.8g (21.5g sugars)
Fibre
11g
Salt
0.2g
Calories
333kcals
Fat
7.1g (1.1g saturated)
Protein
10g
Carbohydrates
51.8g (21.5g sugars)
Fibre
11g
Salt
0.2g

Ingredients

  • 400g carrots, cut into chunks (or 400g prepared butternut squash)
  • 1 large red onion, cut into wedges
  • 1½ tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp za’atar spice mix (from most supermarkets and Ocado) – or use 1 tbsp Moroccan spice blend
  • 1 cauliflower, separated into florets, small leaves reserved
  • 2 x 250g packs microwaveable rice
  • 1½ tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp pomegranate molasses
  • Large handful soft green herbs, chopped (we used parsley, mint and dill)
  • 125g pomegranate seeds
  • Finely grated zest and juice 1 lemon
  • Natural yogurt to serve (optional)

Method

  1. Heat the oven to 200°C/180°C/gas 6. Put the carrots or squash and red onion in a roomy roasting tin and toss with the olive oil, salt and pepper and 1 tbsp of the za’atar. Roast for 10 minutes, then toss with the cauliflower florets and any small leaves and roast for a further 25 minutes until tender.
  2. Heat the rice according to the pack instructions, then toss with the vegetables in the roasting tin. Season with salt and a grind of black pepper, then drizzle over the extra-virgin olive oil and pomegranate molasses. Scatter over the remaining 1 tbsp za’atar, chopped herbs, pomegranate seeds and lemon zest. Squeeze over the lemon juice and serve warm with yogurt on the side.

delicious. tips

  1.  Swap the rice for mixed grains and add a handful of toasted nuts if you like. 

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