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Roasted Cauliflower, Golden Raisin and Candied Almond Salad with Harissa Dressing



  • 1/4 cup golden raisins or regular raisins
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • Salt
  • 1 head cauliflower
  • Olive oil
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 5-6 leaves fresh mint chopped


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon harissa
  • Salt


  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment or foil. Set aside.
  • Add the golden raisins, white vinegar and a pinch of salt to a small bowl; allow to sit to quick-pickle while preparing the salad, about 30 minutes.
  • Next, cut the cauliflower into florets and spread them in one even layer on the baking sheet. Drizzle a few tablespoons of olive oil over the cauliflower and toss. Transfer to the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes, flipping the cauliflower at the 10-minute mark. You'll know when the cauliflower is done when it's tender when poked with a fork and lightly golden brown in color.
  • Meanwhile, add the honey, slivered almonds and a few pinches of salt to skillet. Turn the heat to medium and cook until the almonds are golden brown and caramelized, about 3-4 minutes. Remove with a spoon and set aside. To make the dressing, mix together the olive oil, harissa and a few pinches of salt. Adjust salt accordingly.
  • When the cauliflower comes out of the oven, allow to cool slightly, about 5 minutes. Add the dressing and toss. Drain the golden raisins and add them to the cauliflower, along with the slivered almonds and mint. Toss once more and transfer to a serving plate.


Serving: 4g