It was Easter weekend, and I’d been cooking. As ever. I had bits and pieces to use up, so this salad came together as a way of doing so. Now I think I might be buying the ingredients purely to make it again!
The almonds are used as a major flavour/texture component here, not just a garnish, which is why there is quite a large amount.
1 x 100g bag of flaked almonds
1/4 of a medium cauliflower
2 tbs barberries (you could use chopped dried cranberries or dried sour cherries)
1 fat clove thinly sliced garlic
Toast the small bag of almonds in a pan with olive oil and sea salt until golden. Keep a close eye on them, as they can turn fast.
Set these aside to cool. They should turn crunchy.
Chop the cauliflower into small chunks. It’s up to you what size you want the pieces, really.
Sauté the pieces in olive oil until all of them are well coated.
Add the sliced garlic, mix in well, turn the heat up and as it starts to sizzle add 1 tbs water, cover and steam til just tender.
When it’s cooled a little, mix in the toasted almonds and the barberries.
Dress with olive oil and pomegranate molasses, have a taste to see if it's seasoned enough, then top with the yoghurt, a bit more molasses, and a few more barberries if you like.