Roasted Squash and Cauliflower salad


It’s very confusing climate here. One day its hot, and the other its chilly. When I want to go out for a long walk in the evening with my dog, it is raining (pouring!). And when I do infact expect rain, it is as dry as possible.


Anyway, the recipe now. 

  1. 150 gm squash, skinned and cut into chunks or 2 inch pieces
  2. 150 gm cauliflower, roughly chopped into the same size
  3. A bunch of fresh mint leaves
  4. Half a tomato, or 2-3 cherry tomatoes
  5. Juice and zest of half an orange
  6. 2 cloves of garlic
  7. Extra virgin olive oil
  8. Salt

–          Preheat the oven to the highest (250 C), and roast the squash pieces (greased) till they are lightly charred. Half way through the time, I placed the cauliflower florets too.

–          Meanwhile, make the dressing with the tomatoes, orange juice and zest, mint leaves and garlic. Add the olive oil and fee tspns of water to the mixture to emulsify. I did not add any nuts to this, but you could if you like.

–          This is not a very acidic dressing, since you would be using orange instead of lime. It gives a sweet and refreshing touch to the whole salad.

–          After the veg are roasted, pour the dressing over, season, and serve warm


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