Roasted Cauliflower & Sweet Potato Salad
 
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The quick-cook farro I used was purchased at Trader Joes. If you have regular farro keep in mind that it will take about 30 minutes to cook, not 10 minutes. Other whole grains can be used instead of the farro, by the way. However, I think farro is the bomb!!
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 head cauliflower, chopped
  • 1 large sweet potato, cubed
  • 3 tablespoons culinary organ oil or grapeseed oil
  • 1 cup tiny potatoes, halved or 2 cubed Yukon potatoes
  • salt
  • ½ c raw quick-cooking farro
  • 1 ½ cups garbanzo beans aka chickpeas
  • ¼ red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups parsley, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves
  • ½ cup pomegranate vinaigrette (recipe below)
  • ¼ cup toasted pumpkin seeds
Pomegranate Vinaigrette
  • 1 tablespoon pomegranate molasses
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice or apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon toasted cumin seeds or ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon red chili flakes
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400° and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Toss the chopped cauliflower with about 1½ tablespoons of oil, and a sprinkling of salt. Spread evenly on one baking sheet and roast 30 minutes.
  3. Do the same with the sweet potatoes and fingerlings: toss with oil, spread on baking sheet, and roast 30 minutes or until tender.
  4. Bring 1 cup of water and ½ cup of farro to a simmer. Reduce the heat to medium-low and continue to cook until tender, about 10 minutes for quick-cooking farro.
  5. While the vegetables and farro cook, make the dressing.
  6. Place the dressing ingredients into a jar with a lid. Tighten the lid and shake until dressing is emulsified and creamy. If you don’t have a jar with a lid, whisk the ingredients together in a bowl until creamy.
  7. Place the cooked cauliflower, potatoes, cooked farro, beans, sliced red onion, parsley, mint, and dressing into a large salad bowl.
  8. Stir well to combine. Season to taste with more salt, and finish off with black pepper, red chili flakes, and toasted pumpkin seeds.
Recipe by Sweet Potato Soul by Jenné Claiborne at http://sweetpotatosoul.com/2017/02/roasted-cauliflower-and-sweet-potato-salad.html