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Cauliflower Cous Cous Salad



8 portion(s)


  • handful of flat leaf parsley
  • 1 Tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 75g olive oil
  • 1 tsp raw sugar
  • 15 g white wine vinegar
  • 3 red onions, sliced thinly
  • 15g olive oil
  • 20g brown sugar
  • 50g currants
  • 20g red wine vinegar
  • 50 g toasted slivered almonds
  • 50g dried cranberries
  • 1Tbsp capers ( rinsed)
  • 1 cauliflower
  • 1 litre water
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      Recipe is created for
      TM 5
      Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of the mixing bowl!

Recipe's preparation


    Place parsley in TM bowl and cut 2 seconds speed 4

    Add lemon juice, white wine vinegar,oil, sugar and wholegrain mustard.

    Mix 5 seconds// speed 3 - set aside



    Place red onions and oil in TM bowl and saute 10 minutes// 120 degrees.

    Add brown sugar and  cook 120 degrees/ 2 minutes /

    Add red wine vinegar and currants , cook 120 degress/ 1 minute/

    Set aside




    Place half of the cauliflower (broken into florets) and chop 4 seconds / speed 5. Place in top varoma tray and chop remaining cauliflower placing in  top Varoma tray.


    Place water in TM bowl and - place varoma on TM steam on Varoma 15 minutes/ speed 3


    Remove  cauliflower from tray and pour over prepared dressing. Toss through red onion mixture, capers, cranberries and sprinkle with toasted almonds



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While cauliflower is steaming place chicken in lower Varoma tray. You will need to  add cauliflower 10 minutes after commencing steaming chicken. You can shred the chicken and stir through or slice and serve with salad



The addition of feta, olives and alternative nuts or dried fruits also works well

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  • I was almost finished making it before I realised...

    Submitted by Klanger on 22. September 2020 - 11:02.

    I was almost finished making it before I realised "Oh, I haven't added cous cous yet. When was that supposed to happen?" Then I realised it's cauliflower pretending to be cous cous. Oops! Tastes good though.

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  • This salad is delicious 

    Submitted by vossy on 7. October 2016 - 10:14.

    This salad is delicious 

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  • My new favourite recipe!!!

    Submitted by Ms RhiB on 5. January 2016 - 18:05.

    My new favourite recipe!!! yummo!!!!

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  • A little bit fiddly to make

    Submitted by JeffnJulie on 12. December 2015 - 09:27.

    A little bit fiddly to make because of the multiple stages however we really enjoyed the taste.  When making it, we thought we might not make it again.   Once we ate it, we decided we'd definitely make it again.  Lovely recipe.  We made half size which could have served 4 however 2 of us ate the lot in one meal with a small serve of vegetarian slice.  We added a tablespoon of pomegranate molasses tothe dressing.

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  • Very nice! Easy to make

    Submitted by meags_k07 on 9. November 2015 - 08:23.

    Very nice! Easy to make tmrc_emoticons.)

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