Winter Sides: Cauliflower, Lentil & Date Salad
Healthy and beautiful....we should all be that way. :)
I know I could be a vegetarian.....however, my husband would miss the animal protein. I make meat less and less for dinners.
More cakes, I say!
Anyway, this is a delicious side dish or main meal, so easy when you use canned lentils (the Brits call it a "tin" of lentils).
Lots of fiber and protein from the lentils, and the rest you know about.
I love this website where I found this recipe (Rocket & Squash).
adapted from Rocket & Squash
6 or 7 plump Medjool dates, pits removed
1 large head of cauliflower, cut into florets
1/4 cup flaked almonds, toasted
1 can of cooked green lentils, (Goya makes good canned lentils)
handful cilantro leaves
juice of 1/2 a lemon
sea salt and black pepper
Cut the dates into pieces and add to a large bowl.
Roast the cauliflower tossed w/ kosher salt & olive oil at 400F for 25 minutes. Add the cooked cauliflower to the bowl with the cooked lentils, almonds and cilantro.
Dress with just some lemon juice and olive oil. Season to your taste with sea salt & pepper.