Cauliflower Salad with Nectarines & Pistachio Dukkah

A fast and flavourful cauliflower salad with juicy nectarine, avocado and pistachio dukkah. Vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free, and grain-free.

An overhead shot of a cauliflower salad on a white platter, topped with sliced nectarines, avocado, fresh mint leaves, and a nut/seed spice mixture.

An overhead shot of cauliflower being sliced on a wood cutting board.

An overhead shot of pistachio dukkah ingredients in a light green bowl, pre-mixing.

I’m guilty of this, however it appears like cauliflower gets a great deal of attention as a winter veggie. It tends to do much better with the comfortable and winter-y cooking treatments (roasting, mashing, and simmering into a velvety soup, to name a few things), so I think that’s why? Whatever the case, it remains in season today where I live, and this salad simply sort of pertained to me when I put a couple heads of it in my shopping bag a few days ago. I have an inkling I’ll be making it all summer season though.

Have you ever had dukkah? It’s a mix of toasted and ground spices with nuts and seeds with Egyptian origins. It sort of works like a spiced, mouth-watering spray. With its core application, you can dip a good piece of bread into some olive oil and after that dip it once again in the dukkah. So scrumptious and rewarding. I like to comprise batches of this mix, tweaking it a bit whenever in regards to nuts utilized and the ratio of spices/seeds. I put it on all sorts of things that require a bit more flavour or a brand-new textural component.

I thought of barbecuing the pieces of cauliflower for this initially, however then I likewise thought of heavily turning all those little pieces and swearing when the little ones slipped through the grates. So I chose a fast cast iron sear rather.

As Soon As you have the dukkah out of the method, this one comes together in about 15 minutes. The nuttiness of the browned cauliflower with the juicy nectarines, fresh mint, lemon, and velvety avocado is truly interesting when you get an ideal bite.

With that, I’ll leave you to the dish. It’s my partner’s birthday today so I have a beach journey to figure out and a million chocolate and peanut butter desserts to comb through prior to I choose what to make. If you have actually got a suggestion, send it over! All my hugs and love, all the time xo

An overhead shot of cauliflower being sautéed in a cast iron skillet. A half of lemon is also seen inside the skillet.

A 3/4 angle image of a thinly sliced avocado on a wood cutting board.

A 3/4 angle image of a bouquet of fresh mint.

An overhead shot of a cauliflower salad on a white oval platter, topped with sliced nectarines, avocado, fresh mint leaves, and a nut/seed spice mixture.

Cauliflower Salad with Nectarines & Pistachio Dukkah

A fast and flavourful cauliflower salad with juicy nectarine, avocado and pistachio dukkah. Vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free, and grain-free.

Course Salad, Side Meal Diet Plan Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian

Servings: 4

Author: Laura Wright

Components

Dukkah (makes additional):

  • 2 cups roasted & salted pistachios, shells eliminated (you need to have about 3/4 cup of nuts amount to)
  • 1 tablespoon coriander seeds, toasted
  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1 teaspoon nigella seeds ( optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili flakes ( optional)

Salad

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil ( I utilized a garlic-infused olive oil, however that’s optional)
  • 1 head of cauliflower, cored and cut into little florets
  • sea salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1-2 nectarines, pitted and sliced
  • 1 little ripe avocado, peeled and sliced
  • 1 hearty sprig of mint, leaves very finely sliced
  • huge handful of the dukkah

Guidelines

  • Make the dukkah: grind the shelled pistachios in either a mortar and pestle, a food mill, or a dry-blade mixer pitcher. You desire a chunky/chopped consistency with a couple of big little bits of pistachio in the mix. Transfer the ground pistachios to a medium bowl. Grind the coriander and cumin seeds in a spice mill and include them to the bowl with the pistachios. Include the sesame seeds, nigella seeds and chili flakes to the bowl also. Stir to integrate. Shop dukkah in a sealable container and reserved.
  • Make the cauliflower salad: heat a big cast iron frying pan over medium-high heat. Include the oil to the frying pan. Include the cauliflower florets and spread them out in an even layer. Let the cauliflower florets sear for a great 2 minutes. Stir the cauliflower up and season it with salt and pepper. Prepare up until the cauliflower is simply tender and uniformly browned, about another 4-5 minutes. Switch off the heat and stir in the lemon juice.
  • Transfer the cauliflower to a serving plate. Leading the cauliflower with the chopped nectarines, avocado, mint, and a hearty handful of the dukkah. Serve the cauliflower salad right away.

Notes

  • Roasting the cauliflower in the oven is a more hands-free alternative. Simply toss the cauliflower florets in about 2 teaspoons of olive oil, salt, and some pepper on a flat pan. Then move the entire thing into a 400 degree oven for about 20-25 minutes, or up until the florets are uniformly golden brown.
  • This salad does not have a dressing, which’s by style due to the fact that I wished to go very little on the effort here (beyond some meditative pistachio shelling). I sauté the cauliflower florets in garlic olive oil and stir them up with lemon juice, so that treatment sort of ends up being the “dressing” in a manner.
  • Another thing: most dukkah dishes will have you roasting raw nuts and after that salting the dukkah at the end.
  • Ways to utilize additional dukkah: spray it on your avocado toast, over plates of hummus, on roasted veggies, stimulated into yogurt-based sauces, spooned directly into your face and so on

An overhead shot of a cauliflower salad on a white oval platter, topped with sliced nectarines, avocado, fresh mint leaves, and a nut/seed spice mixture.


Program Conceal 31 remarks

  • Alexandra

    Ooh, I enjoy your tip of utilizing dukkah as a ‘dip’ for bread. So doing that at my next supper celebration:-RRB- Reply

  • Tori// Gringalicious

    Merely magnificent! Cauliflower is among my outright preferred veggies so this salad has my name all over it. And your pictures are sensational! Reply

  • Shelley

    The styling of this plate of salad is beyond sensational! Love all the various elements, and absolutely feel you on attempting to record whatever in one fork full/bite. Delighted early birthday to your guy, and have a good time at the beach! Reply

  • Maya|Spice + Sprout

    So gorgeous! Extremely into the cauliflower summer season love here, absolutely a vegetable that is excellent in all seasons