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Cauliflower rice with Middle Eastern roasted vegetables

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Whip up this delicious cauliflower rice with Middle Eastern roasted vegetables recipe. It’s a hearty dish that’s perfect for meat-free Monday.

  • Serves4
  • Cook time30 minutes
  • Prep time20 minutes
Cauliflower rice with Middle Eastern roasted vegetables


  • 1 large head (about 1.2kg) cauliflower, cut into small florets
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 eggplant, cut into 3cm pieces
  • 1 red capsicum, cut into 3cm pieces
  • 1 large zucchini, cut into 3cm pieces
  • 1 red onion, cut into small wedges
  • 400g pumpkin, trimmed, cut into 3cm pieces
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp ground coriander
  • ¼ tsp chilli flakes
  • 1 tbs lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tsp honey
  • ⅓ cup mint leaves
  • ⅓ cup coriander leaves
  • ⅓ cup fetta, crumbled
  • 2 tbs toasted pine nuts

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  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 200°C. Grease and line 2 large baking trays with baking paper.
  2. Step 2

    Place cauliflower on one of the prepared trays. Drizzle with 2 tbs olive oil and toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper. Place eggplant, capsicum, zucchini, onion and pumpkin on the remaining tray. Combine paprika, cumin, coriander and chilli with 2 tbs of olive oil. Season with salt and pepper and drizzle over the mixed vegetables. Roast cauliflower and vegetables for 30 mins or until tender.
  3. Step 3

    Meanwhile, to make the dressing, whisk lemon juice, remaining olive oil, garlic and honey in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Step 4

    Process the cauliflower in a food processor and until very finely chopped. Transfer to a platter. Toss vegetables with mint and coriander and arrange over the cauliflower. Top with fetta and pine nuts. Drizzle over the dressing to serve.