Roasted Cauliflower Salad With Pomegranate

Roasted Cauliflower Salad With Pomegranate

Prep: 10 mins

Cook: 20 mins

Total: 30 mins

Servings: 4 to 6 servings

As soon as winter hits, many cooks abandon salads and head straight for warm and hearty stews. We recommend to keep on making salads, but just change your tactics. Instead of crisp, chilled lettuce and cucumber, use warm, roasted veggies for the perfect cold weather side dish. 

Cauliflower florets quickly become crisp, tender and lightly charred in a hot oven. Fresh pomegranate seeds add refreshing tartness and a snappy texture, while red onion adds a nice spicy bite. Pistachios lend a crunchy nuttiness, and fresh parsley and lemon keep things light and salad-like. Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean your dishes can’t taste fresh and bright. Feel free to serve with either roast chicken or steak, if you’d like to beef up your dish. (Pun intended!)


  • 2 heads cauliflower, cut into medium florets

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil, or grapeseed oil

  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • Salt, to taste

  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

  • 1/4 medium red onion, thinly sliced

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 2 teaspoons honey

  • 1/3 cup fresh pomegranate seeds

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

  • 2 tablespoons shelled pistachios, roasted

Steps to Make It

  1. Preheat your oven to 425 F.

  2. On a large baking sheet, toss the cauliflower florets with the oil, turmeric, and cumin. Spread out into a single layer and season with salt and pepper.

  3. Roast for about 20 minutes, tossing once, or until cauliflower is crisp-tender and browned in places.

  4. Meanwhile, place the red onion in a small bowl and cover in cool water. Let sit for 20 minutes and drain completely.

  5. Toss the hot cauliflower with the lemon juice and honey. Let cool for a few minutes until no longer hot.     

  6. Add the roasted cauliflower to a large bowl. Top with the drained red onion, pomegranate seeds, parsley, and pistachios.

  7. Serve at room temperature.

  8. Enjoy.

Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 120
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 139mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 86mg 432%
Calcium 41mg 3%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 352mg 7%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


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