Roasted Cauliflower Salad

You will appreciate the crunchy textures of this Roasted Cauliflower Salad, enhanced with chickpeas, pomegranates and spices. This dish, vibrant with color and rich in nutrients, transforms simple ingredients into an exotic and satisfying culinary experience.

Roasted Cauliflower Salad

Cauliflower, roasted until golden, develops a depth of caramelized flavor that contrasts with the tangy sweetness of the pomegranate seeds. The chickpeas add a hint of plant-based protein and satisfying texture, while the spices give the perfect aromatic touch.
Not only is this salad delicious and visually appealing, but it is also full of health benefits, providing a rich source of fiber, vitamins and antioxidants. Perfect as a light meal or a colorful side dish, this salad is sure to impress with both its taste and its nutritional benefits. 🥗✨
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • 1 baking sheet
  • 1 large mixing bowl
  • 1 serving bowl (or 4 individual salad plates or bowls)


  • 1 head cauliflower (cut into florets)
  • 1 can chickpeas (15 oz) drained and rinsed
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • salt and pepper
  • cilantro (fresh -chopped)
  • 1 pomegranate (seeds)
  • lemon wedges for serving (optional)


  • Preheat Oven: preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C).
  • Prepare Cauliflower and Chickpeas: in a large bowl, toss cauliflower florets and chickpeas with olive oil, ground cumin, smoked paprika, salt, and black pepper until evenly coated.
  • Roast in Oven: spread the cauliflower and chickpeas on a baking sheet in a single layer. Roast in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until the cauliflower is golden brown and the chickpeas are crispy.
  • Assemble Salad: allow the roasted cauliflower and chickpeas to cool slightly. Transfer them to a serving bowl. Add fresh cilantro and pomegranate seeds. Toss gently to combine.
  • Serve: serve the Roasted Cauliflower Salad at room temperature, garnished with additional cilantro and lemon wedges if desired.


  • Feel free to adjust the spice levels, add a drizzle of tahini or a sprinkle of feta cheese for additional flavor complexity.
Keyword Cauliflower salad, Dairy free, gluten free, Vegan
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