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September 9, 2013

“Once you’ve tried this salad you’ll never go back to eating cooked cauliflower again”. This is what my mother told when she made this salad last Saturday. She and my dad had been out having dinner with some friends on Friday, and they had this salad. And I must admit that this is the best salad with cauliflower I’ve ever had. Luckily she made such a big batch that I could bring some for lunch at school today. I had a little box full of this salad and one of these lovely snacks with seeds and berries. Percent combination!

I really love salads. You should have seen the menu at my confirmation. I think there was four or five different salads or something like that. 
I especially like salads which are a bit rustic. Like this one. 
Roasted almonds, crunchy chunks of  cucumber and a wonderful taste if olive oil. Yummy yum!

Btw… I go to Boston on Wednesday on a exchange. Yay! But I’m very glad I managed to make this pot before going. I hope to be able to blog a bit from over there. Otherwise I will quite likely post on my Instagram (if I have Internet, which I probably will have). 
In the meantime – go have a big portion if cauliflower salad!

Cauliflower Salad w/ cucumber & almonds

Adapted from My Secret Food
Sidedish for 4
  • 50 g almonds
  • 1 small head of cauliflower
  • 1 cucumber cut into smaller pieces
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 50 Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 dl (1/4 cup) olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Pepper
  • Fresh mint leaves
On a hot frying pan without greasing roast the whole almonds. Allow to cool before chopping coarsely.
Cut cauliflower into smaller chunks and place them in a food processor. Grind until fine.
In a bowl mix chopped almonds, cauliflower, cucumber and onion. Grate the parmesn and mix it into the salad. Add the olive oil and season with salt, pepper and a lot of fresh mint.
Eventually leave covered in the fridge for 15 minutes before serving.

One response to “Cauliflower Salad w/cucumber & almonds”

  1. I’ so trying this tomorrow for lunch! It looks really nice and I’m sure that almonds add a lovely crunch.
    Have lots of fun in Boston, you lucky girl! xx

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