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Roasted Cauliflower Farro Salad - A healthy vegan autumnal salad recipe made with delicious spiced roasted cauliflower and chewy farro | eatloveeats.com
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Roasted Cauliflower Farro Salad

Course Main Course
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 334kcal
Author Eat Love Eat

Ingredients

  • 1 head of cauliflower or romanesco or a mixture of both
  • 4 teaspoons ras-el-hanout*
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2-3 tablespoons rapeseed or olive oil
  • 85 g farro (pearled spelt) (1/2 cup)
  • 25 g flaked almonds (1/4 cup)
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseed or other seeds of your choice
  • 1/2 pomegranate
  • handful of chopped parsley
  • 1/2 lemon

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 180ºC (350ºF).
  • Cut the cauliflower into bite-sized pieces and place in a large bowl. Sprinkle evenly with the ras-el-hanout, salt and pepper and toss to distribute. Drizzle with 2-3 tablespoons of oil and again toss to ensure every piece is evenly coated. Transfer to a non-stick baking sheet and roast for 30 minutes until the cauliflower is tender but still has some bite to it and is golden around the edges.
  • Meanwhile, cook the farro. Place in a sieve and rinse under water and then place into a saucepan with roughly 250ml (1 cup) of cold water and a pinch of salt. Bring to the boil, put a lid on the pan and turn the heat down low. Simmer for 20-25 minutes until soft but still chewy.
  • Toast the almonds - place on a baking tray and pop into the oven alongside the cauliflower for 3-5 minutes, or until golden. Be aware that the almonds may quickly burn, so keep an eye on them!
  • Drain any remaining liquid from the farro and place into a large bowl along with the cauliflower, almonds, linseeds, pomegranate arils and parsley. Squeeze in the juice of half a lemon and add a drizzle of oil. Stir to combine and serve hot or cold.

Notes

*Ras-el-hanout is a delicious Moroccan spice blend that I recommend you try and find for this - not least because it is so quick and easy to use a spice blend here for a fast, no-fuss meal. If you can't find it though, you could use a mixture of any spices you like, such as cinnamon, turmeric, cumin, coriander, etc.