Cauliflower with Crispy Capers & Parsley, Walnut Salsa

The salsa isn’t strictly coupled with cauliflower, it is also delicious served with pan-fried green beans, shaved zucchini ribbons or with heirloom tomatoes.



1 medium cauliflower
Olive oil
Salt and pepper

Parsley, walnut and salsa

1/3 cup walnuts (roughly chopped)
1/4 cup parsley (roughly chopped)
3 dried dates (finely chopped)
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp red wine vinegar or lemon juice
1 red chilli (seeds removed, finely chopped) or 1 tsp chilli flakes

Crispy Capers

2 Tbsp olive oil
3 Tbsp drained capers (patted dry)



1. Heat oven to 200 degrees celsius fan forced.

2. Roughly chop cauliflower into florets. Arrange on a large roasting tray, making sure the tray isn’t too crammed, so that the cauliflower can get nice and crispy.

3. Drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper.

4. Roast for around 25-30 minutes, or until cauliflower is cooked and crispy in spots.

Parsley, walnut salsa

1. In a small bowl add all the salsa ingredients, mix well and set aside till serving.

Crispy Capers

1. In a small pan, heat the olive oil on a high heat.

2. Once the oil is hot, add capers (oil may splatter if capers are still wet, so carefully add them) reduce the heat to medium. Simmer for about 3-4 minutes, until capers are golden brown.

3. Carefully remove capers from oil with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towel.


1. Once the cauliflower is cooked, place into a serving bowl or large plate. Spoon over the salsa and scatter over the crispy capers.


Make double the portion of the salsa, this will be the MVP for an effortless lunch or dinner a few days later. The salsa will keep for 3-4 days, store in an air tight container in the fridge.

For a quick and easy salad, mix 1 portion of salsa with a cup of brown lentils, 1 – 2 cups of roasted beetroot and carrot, a hand full of spinach or rocket and crumble in some feta.


Scatter the salsa and crispy capers on shaved zucchini or top thickly cut heirloom tomato rounds. Both options are light and fresh and as a bonus, you will cut down your cooking time.

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