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Monday, June 30, 2014

ROASTED CAULIFLOWER SALAD WITH SMOKED ALMONDS & VEGAN SOUR CREAM DRESSING

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This is going to be short and sweet!  Last night I was making a last minute quick meal and looked to see what needed using.  I found a cauliflower and 1/2 cup each of my homemade mayo and some Tofutti Better Than Sour Cream that I had bought for another recipe, as well as some green onions and parsley.  Loving roasted cauliflower as I do, here is what I did with it (and it was delicious!):


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BRYANNA'S ROASTED CAULIFLOWER SALAD WITH ROASTED ALMONDS & VEGAN SOUR CREAM DRESSING 
 Serves 4   

1 large head    cauliflower   
3 tablespoons    olive oil   
1 cup    chopped green onions (white and green)   
1/2 cup    hickory-smoked almonds, roughly-chopped   
1/2 cup    fresh parsley, roughly-chopped   
VEGAN SOUR CREAM DRESSING:   
1/2 cup    vegan sour cream (such as Tofutti Better Than Sour Cream, or you could try a homemade version, such as this cashew version, or this tofu version.))   
1/2 cup    vegan mayonnaise (preferably a low-fat version, such as my Tofu  Mayo or my Eggless Low-Fat Mayo, or Reduced-Fat Vegenaise or Spectrum Naturals Eggless, Vegan Light Canola Mayonnaise )
1 1/2 tablespoons    grainy Dijon mustard   
1 tablespoon    balsamic vinegar   
1/2 teaspoon    salt   
   freshly ground black pepper to taste   
    
Heat the oven to 400°F. Clean and trim the cauliflower and cut or slice into small (2-ite) piece. Distribute evenly in one layer in a large shallow roasting pan and toss with the olive oil and a bit of salt. Roast for 20 minutes, or until the pieces are a bit browned and tender, but not falling apart.
While the cauliflower roasts, chop te parsley, almonds and green onions and set aside, and make the dressing.
To make the dressing, simply whisk together the ingredients until smooth. 

When the cauliflower is done, let it cool slightly, then mix gently with the dressing and other ingredients. Serve at room temperature. 
  
 Nutrition Facts 
Nutrition (per serving): 386.6 calories; 64% calories from fat; 28.9g total fat; 0.0mg cholesterol; 650.5mg sodium; 1122.2mg potassium; 26.1g carbohydrates; 10.4g fiber; 8.4g sugar; 15.7g net carbs; 12.4g protein. 

Enjoy!


1 comment:

Renard Moreau said...

[ Smiles ] One can't go wrong with a delicious vegan recipe like that.