CookingLight diet CookingLight diet
Photo: Greg Dupree
Active Time
40 Mins
Total Time
50 Mins
Yield
Serves 6 (serving size: about 3/4 cup)

We love roasted cauliflower in salads because it adds texture and nuttiness, as well as a fair amount of protein and fiber. Composed salads like this one are more thoughtful than fussy. They’re also more about what’s left out (no ubiquitous cherry tomatoes or carrots) than what’s included, with each ingredient chosen to match the Indian-inspired flavor profile. We love chef Jenn Louis’s trick of a building a salad over a swipe of yogurt or puree. It looks great, adds moisture, and ensures a balanced bite from top to bottom.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 425°F.

Step 2

Combine 2 tablespoons oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and cauliflower in a large bowl; toss to coat. Spread cauliflower mixture in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake at 425°F for 30 minutes or until browned and tender, stirring occasionally.

Step 3

Heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil in a skillet over medium. Add curry powder; cook 1 minute, stirring frequently. Remove pan from heat; let stand 10 minutes. Stir in vinegar.

Step 4

Spoon about 3 tablespoons yogurt onto each of 6 small plates; spread into an even layer with the back of a spoon. Top yogurt evenly with cauliflower; sprinkle with pistachios, raisins, and cilantro. Drizzle curry mixture evenly over salads; sprinkle with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt.