Moroccan style roasted cauliflower salad

Make the most of in-season British cauliflower and try our recipe for a lightly spiced salad.

Light Bites
The National Trust's recipe for Moroccan style roasted cauliflower salad
  • Preparation time 15 minutes (prep. time)
  • Cooking time 40 minutes (cooking time)
  • Serves 4


  • ½ cauliflower
  • 2tbsp peri peri seasoning
  • 1tsp turmeric
  • 5tbsp vegetable oil
  • 150g/5oz leeks
  • 300g/10½ oz squash, peeled and cubed
  • 400g/14oz tin chick peas, drained
  • 30g/1oz flat leaf parsley
  • 1 pomegranate
  • 3tbsp extra virgin coldpressed rapeseed oil
  • 80g/3oz rocket
  • salt and pepper


  1. Rub the cauliflower all over with 3tbsp of the vegetable oil, ensuring it’s coated well all over

  2. Sprinkle over the peri peri seasoning and the turmeric and rub into the cauliflower. Place on a baking tray and put into the oven at 190c/Gas mark 6

  3. Cook the cauliflower until the leaves are blackened and the florets are soft, remove from the oven and leave to cool for a few minutes

  4. Remove the leaves and base of the stalk of the cauliflower and then chop the stalk and florets into small pieces, put to one side for later

  5. Shred the leeks by cutting in half along their length and then slicing them thinly

  6. Fry the leeks in the oil along with the diced squash until lightly coloured with a few bits of charring and the squash is softening

  7. Place in a bowl and add the chick peas and parsley, stir well

  8. Add the cauliflower to the bowl and mix again

  9. Add the pomegranate seeds and the rapeseed oil and give a final mix

  10. Place a portion of rocket into your serving bowl and top with a portion of the cauliflower salad