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Spiced roast cauliflower and pearl couscous salad

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  • Egg free
  • Peanut free
  • Sesame free
  • Shellfish free
  • Seafood free
  • Healthier living
  • Diabetes friendly
  • Low fat per serve
  • No added sugar
  • Vegetarian
  • High in dietary fibre
  • High in protein
  • 2 serves veg or fruit
  • Soy free

Wow your guests with this spiced roast cauliflower and pearl couscous salads. It’s the perfect vegetarian side to serve when you’re entertaining. 

  • Serves6, as a side
  • Cook time30 minutes
  • Prep time10 minutes
Spiced roast cauliflower and pearl couscous salad


  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into small florets
  • 500g Kent pumpkin, seeded, cut into 2cm pieces
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) olive oil
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup (200g) pearl couscous
  • 1/3 cup pomegranate seeds or dried cranberries
  • 1 orange, rind finely grated, juiced
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup coriander leaves
  • 100g fetta, crumbled

Nutritional information

Per serve: Energy: 1396kJ/334 Cals (16%), Protein: 10g (20%), Fat: 14g (20%), Sat Fat: 4g (17%), Sodium: 273mg (14%), Carb: 38g (12%), Sugar: 11g (12%), Dietary Fibre: 7g (23%).

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  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a large baking tray with baking paper. Place cauliflower and pumpkin in a large bowl. Drizzle with 1 tbs oil. Sprinkle with cumin, coriander, turmeric and cinnamon. Season. Toss to combine. Arrange over lined tray. Bake, turning occasionally, for 30 mins or until tender.

  2. Step 2

    Meanwhile, cook the couscous in a saucepan of boiling water for 5 mins or until just tender. Refresh under cold water. Drain well. Transfer to a bowl.

  3. Step 3

    Add cauliflower mixture to couscous with pomegranate or cranberries, orange juice, orange rind, mint and coriander. Drizzle with remaining oil. Season and toss to combine. Transfer to a serving platter and sprinkle with fetta to serve.

Recipe tip

Use it up:
Got some leftover pomegranate seeds? They complement both savoury and sweet dishes, such as our Pear & Pomegranate Tart.

Root-to-tip: Don’t toss out those cauliflower leaves – roast them with the cauliflower florets until crisp, then add to the salad.