Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Peri Peri Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpea Couscous Salad

I made this Peri Peri Roasted Cauliflower Couscous last month after we had come back from Glastonbury.  
The Peri Peri Roasted Couscous is studded with nutty chickpeas and garnished with baby kale that tasted more like rocket than kale.  Its not much of a recipe, I coated the cauliflower in a little olive oil and doused it with Peri Peri spice blend and then put it in the oven to roast. You can make your own Peri Peri Spice Mix or buy it.  The couscous was made according to the packet instructions and then combined together along with a tin of cooked chickpeas.




I really enjoyed  this Peri Peri roasted Cauliflower Couscous.  I had made so much of it that I had planned to take this very bowl into the office to share with some colleagues who enjoy my food.  

However late that evening, D opened the fridge and it slipped out onto the ground.  Not only did the contents fall out all over the place making for a messy floor, but the bowl above also smashed to pieces.  I would like to accuse D of having 'butter fingers', but if I am honest, I think it may have been my fault as I may had knocked one of the shelves that it was no longer level which meant whatever was on it was going to slide out, so I take some responsibility.
Regardless, the little Peri Peri Roasted Cauliflower Couscous that we got to eat was enjoyed.  D's only comment was that it could benefit from a yogurty sauce or slices of avocado as he found it a little dry, but that is a matter of opinion as we don't always agree.  I am sharing this with Soups, Salads and Sammies hosted by Kahakai Kitchen.  

14 comments:

  1. That looks like a good, hearty, tasty meal. Peri peri spice sounds like something I need in my kitchen! Was it a ready made mix or something I could make at home?

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    1. I bought a ready made spice mix from a little place in Cardiff, but if you internet search it - you can make your own at home if you have all the spices

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  2. Oh no! What a shame loosing this!
    This plate is so yummy...
    I did a cauliflower couscous with piri piri seitan. It was awesome.

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    1. I know, i was disappointed,
      do you have a link to your recipe, i'd love to see it.

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    2. Here it is; https://lavielabouffelereste.blogspot.ca/2017/10/couscous-de-chou-fleur-et-seitan-la.html Tell me if you need help with the translation ;-) I've made another version of "seitan à la portugaise" since. (not blogged yet) I love both.

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    3. Thank you I will check it out.

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  3. Or a tahini dressing... I had something similar tonight and I love tahini dressing with a roast, especially cauliflower. Sue was having a garlicky tomato sauce with pasta so I had a spoonful of that with my meal too. Nice.

    Shame about the bowl....

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    1. Yes tahini dressing would work also. Your food sounds lovely.

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  4. This looks amazing as usual. I'll need to try this recipe.

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  5. Oh no! What a mess and what a waste of a beautiful sounding (and looking) dish. You'll have to make it again - and I will have to try this out.

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    1. Thanks Kari, I did have some - but the recipe made a generous amount and that is what got wasted.

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  6. I love peri peri spices and like the combination of ingredients you have here--it looks delicious!

    Thanks for joining in with Souper Sundays this week. ;-)

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    1. Thank you Deb. I hope to join in again this week, always a pleasure.

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