Roasted Cauliflower Salad.

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

40 mins


6 people

Welcome to our website page dedicated to the enticing world of roasted cauliflower salad!

Prepare to tantalize your toastbuds with a symphony of flavors, as we bring together ingredients like basmati rice, turmeric, peas, cumin seeds, coriander, chutney, cinnamon, chili powder and so much more.

Our goal is to inspire you to create a delicious and nutritious salad that will not only satisfy your hunger but also delight your senses.

So gather your ingredients and let's embark on a culinary adventure with our roasted cauliflower salad recipe.

Ingredients for Roasted Cauliflower Salad

  • 1 Med size Cauliflower head chopped into bite sizes.
  • 1 Cup Basmati rice, white or brown your choice
  • 1 Cinnamon stick.
  • ½ tsp ground Turmeric.
  • 2¼ cups water.
  • ½ cup frozen peas.
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin oil.
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds.(No cumin on hand? You can use either ground coriander, chili or curry powder).
  • 1 Tbsp. Cider vinegar.
  • 1Tbsp. fresh lime juice.
  • 1Tbsp mango chutney (can use Peach or any other fruit chutney)
  • Salt to taste.
  • Pinch of dry mustard.
  • Ground Coriander.
  • Chili Powder.
  • Garam Masala..
  • Curry Powder.


  • Preheat your oven to 450°F(200°C)
  • Place rice into pot, combine the rice with Turmeric, water and cinnamon stick.
  • Bring to boil and cover turn heat down and simmer until rice is tender and all liquid is absorbed approx 30 to 35 minutes.
  • Fluff rice with fork, add peas and let sit covered for 5 minutes.
  • While the rice is cooking toss the cauliflower and toss with 1 Tbsp oil, cumin and salt .
  • On a baking tray, arrange the cauliflower florets in a single layer.
  • Roast in oven, stirring occasionally until tender and brownish edges about 15 to 20 min.
  • Put on your oven gloves and remove cauliflower from oven. Set aside.

Method for Chutney dressing

  • In a small bowl whisk together the remaining 1Tbsp oil, chutney, vinegar lime juice and mustard.

Putting it all together

  • In a large bowl combine the rice and peas with the cauliflower, cashew nuts, raisins and fresh cilantro.
  • Pour the chutney dressing over the combined rice and cauliflower mixture.
  • Toss and combine.

    Voila you have just completed a tasty Salad that will hold it's own at any meal.


This salad goes well with:

  • Assorted cold meat.
  • Barbecues.
  • Braais.
  • Or just on its own on those hot summer days.

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