Hearty and super tasty, this warm cauliflower & kale salad is tossed in a sweet lemon ginger dressing. I added some pumpkin seeds for a bit of crunch and chickpeas for protein.
I got the inspiration for this dish from Anna Jones’ recipe for Warm Kale, Coconut and Tomato Salad from her brilliant cookbook “A Modern Way to Eat”. This is when I discovered roasted kale .. what a revelation!
I think warm salads are vastly underrated. I love them, as they are much more versatile in the variety of vegetables you can use.
Here the cauliflower florets are roasted with tomatoes, chickpeas, shredded coconut and “massaged” kale. For a while, I thought that massaging kale (by kneading and squeezing it) was completely over-the-top. In fact, I discovered that it is well worth the effort as it leaves kale softer and less chewy. Plus I have to admit, it is quite relaxing to do.
With lemon, ginger, cumin, maple syrup, garlic and tamari sauce (for a bit of umami), the dressing is absolutely gorgeous and brings this whole dish alive.
This warm cauliflower & kale salad will serve 2 to 4 people. It is best to eat it warm as soon as you have made it but it can also be re-heated in the microwave.