Cauliflower 'cous cous', pomegranate, pistachio salad Recipe is tested
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created: 2013/09/12 changed: 2014/01/10

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Cauliflower 'cous cous', pomegranate, pistachio salad


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Ingredients

6 portion(s)

Salad

  • 1 cauliflower head, outer leaves removed
  • 100 g shelled and unsalted pistachios, roughly chopped
  • 20 g fresh flat-leaf parsley, leaves only, washed and well dried
  • 20 g fresh coriander, leaves and stems, washed and well dried

Dressing

  • 80 g extra virgin olive oil
  • 40 g freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground allspice
  • 2 pinches salt
  • 2 pinches Freshly ground black pepper

To serve

  • 100 g currants
  • 2 pomegranates, arils only
  • pomegranate molasses, to drizzle
  • sumac, to sprinkle
  • fresh coriander, leaves only, roughly chopped to garnish
  • fresh flat-leaf parsley, leaves only, roughly chopped to garnish
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Recipe's preparation

    Salad
  1. To prepare the cauliflower, first trim the stalks from the core and discard the core. Next, cut the very top of the florets off the stalks and set florets aside in a bowl. Place stalks into mixing bowl and chop 10 sec/speed 7. Scrape down sides of bowl with spatula and chop a further 10 sec/speed 7. Set aside in a large salad bowl.

  2. Place half of the reserved cauliflower florets into mixing bowl and chop 2 sec/speed 5, or until slightly courser than the stalks. Set aside in the salad bowl.

  3. Place remaining cauliflower florets and pistachios into mixing bowl and chop 2 sec/speed 5. Set aside in the salad bowl.

  4. Place parsley and coriander into mixing bowl and chop 2 sec/speed 6. Set aside in the salad bowl.

  5. Dressing and to serve
  6. Place all dressing ingredients into mixing bowl and mix 10 sec/speed 5 and pour over 'cous cous' in the salad bowl. Top with currants and pomegranate arils, then drizzle with pomegranate molasses, sprinkle with sumac, coriander and parsley and lightly toss before serving.

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Tip

· Serve as a light meal or as a side dish to fish, chicken or quail.

· To remove the pomegranate arils from the fruit using your Thermomix, simply place two pomegranate quarters into mixing bowl and remove arils 1 sec/Counter-clockwise operation/speed 4. Discard the skin and pith and set pomegranate arils aside in serving bowl. Repeat until all pomegranate quarters are used. Set all arils aside in serving bowl.

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  • Delicious salad! Highly

    Submitted by Clairestephanie on 20. October 2016 - 07:03.

    Delicious salad! Highly recommend this one.

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  • Love this recipe so delicious

    Submitted by Ashleysmy5 on 14. August 2016 - 17:14.

    Love this recipe so delicious and easy!! 

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  • Thanks, Matt.  I tasted your

    Submitted by Ros Teirney on 15. January 2016 - 03:48.

    Thanks, Matt.  I tasted your delicious salad at a friend's house this evening and will certainly be recommending it to my Thermomix customers.  The pomegranates made it so attractive - perfect for a summer meal!

     

     

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  • lovey! have made this a

    Submitted by Thelmas Kitchen on 21. December 2014 - 10:37.

    lovey! have made this a couple times now and also add some shredded chicken to make it a more substansial dinner salad, so tasty and so fresh! YUM!

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  • This will be a good recipe

    Submitted by wendybird on 25. October 2014 - 12:23.

    This will be a good recipe for lunches.  I will vary this a little each time I make it next I think I will add roast pumkin and feta, my favourites in a salad

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  • Love love love this recipe. 

    Submitted by Jo Horton on 11. August 2014 - 12:11.

    Love love love this recipe.  Nice work Matt.

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  • Big hit on Christmas Day ++

    Submitted by taradowdell on 25. June 2014 - 10:01.

    Big hit on Christmas Day ++

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  • Really good! Try it. 

    Submitted by Homegrown and under 100 on 19. April 2014 - 11:06.

    Really good! Try it. 

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  • This was lovely! And after I

    Submitted by Queenbernbern on 21. February 2014 - 06:53.

    This was lovely! And after I got all the kids to try it they were quite surprised how they enjoyed it...no one guessed it was cauliflower  tmrc_emoticons.;)

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  • Really loved this one, and

    Submitted by Queenbernbern on 21. February 2014 - 06:47.

    Really loved this one, and eventually after all the kids tried it they thought it was delicious to, no one could guess that it was cauliflower  tmrc_emoticons.) (used craisens which also worked well)

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  • Love the combo. With the

    Submitted by Thermomixer on 12. January 2014 - 23:09.

    Love the combo. With the florets, I find better texture when they are broken up with Reverse. Less mushy.

    http://thermomix-er.blogspot.com.au/2009/07/thermomix-cauliflower-pilaf.html

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  • Made this last night to have

    Submitted by BrissieGirl on 10. January 2014 - 22:10.

    Made this last night to have with some leftover BBQ lamb. I only used half a medium cauliflower and about 2/3 amount of dressing and there was masses - enough for dinner & lunch for the two of us, and we are big eaters. It was delicious but not very pretty. The herbs blended in the dressing made it a sludgy colour. We thought the flavour was nicer the next day, so next time I'll make it ahead but only stir through the herbs and pomegranate arials just before serving to preserve the fresh colours.

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  • mmhhhh delicious, i made a

    Submitted by Thermo-Tom on 21. December 2013 - 03:24.

    mmhhhh delicious, i made a salad this way with broccoli but with cauliflower.... yummy, love it

     

    Cheers Tom

    cheers Tom

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  • Thank you for the reply, this

    Submitted by Paula Malady on 13. December 2013 - 14:13.

    Thank you for the reply, this is definitely going on my Christmas Day Menu Party

     

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  • Hi Paula, sure can - just

    Submitted by Thermomix in Australia on 5. December 2013 - 18:50.

    Hi Paula, sure can - just don't dress the salad until you are ready to serve.

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  • Can this be made the day

    Submitted by Paula Malady on 1. December 2013 - 19:07.

    Can this be made the day before it's needed?

     

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  • Tasted this salad at

    Submitted by fujicat707 on 9. November 2013 - 15:44.

    Tasted this salad at Thermomix Xmas cooking class this week, was amazing. will definitely put on the menu very soon!

    Kathy From Brisbane

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