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Warm Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpea Salad makes a hearty vegetarian main course salad or the perfect side dish for grilled meat, poultry or seafood.



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  • 1 large head cauliflower (separated into florets)
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (plus 1/4 cup or as needed)
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
  • ½ small red onion (cut vertically into slivers)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • ½ cup fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons fresh oregano (chopped)
  • 1 can (15-ounce) chickpeas (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 jar (12-ounce) roasted red bell peppers in olive oil and garlic (drained and thinly sliced)
  • 5 sundried tomatoes in oil (coarsely chopped)
  • ½ cup kalamata olives (pitted and halved )
  • 3 tablespoons capers (drained)
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar, or to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Toss cauliflower with 2 tablespoons olive oil and season to taste with salt and black pepper.  Place on a baking sheet and roast for approximately 25 minutes, stirring once or twice.  The cauliflower should be nicely browned in places and just tender.
  2. Meanwhile, combine the other ingredients except for the olive oil in a large bowl.
  3. When the cauliflower is finished, fold it into the other ingredient, drizzle with remaining olive oil as needed and serve immediately.

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