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Chef Ray: Roasted Cauliflower Salad

This salad is qwik and simple to prepare and ensures that cauliflower is never boring.

From: Unkown Author (2018) The Low Carb Kitchen Heron Books

Serves: 2

  • 1 large head of cauliflower, cut into small florets
  • 4 tbsps olive oil
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 2 tbsps dried oregano
  • 3 tbsps balsamic vinegar
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  • ¾ cup chopped walnuts
  • ¼ cup flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • 3 cups baby spinach
  • 1 medium red onion
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  1. Preheat the oven to 220°C and line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Toss the cauliflower with the oil, turmeric and oregano. Spread the florets out evenly on the baking sheet and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Roast for 8 minutes, then remove the tray and turn the pieces over. Return to the oven for another 8 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle the vinegar over the cauliflower and bake for 7 minutes. Remove from the oven and let it cool.
  5. Dry fry the walnuts in a small frying pan over medium heat for 2 minutes until just starting to brown. Remove immediately from the pan and set aside.
  6. Toss together the cauliflower with the rest of the salad ingredients, including the olive oil.
  7. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve.

Although I’m not a qualified chef I do like to pretend I’m on Master Chef. I source the recipes from the stated source (not sauce) and make them taking the photo of the meal I produce for myself.

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Ray has competed in triathlons from sprint to ironman distance (both IM Taupo and Challenge Wanaka). Consequently he is aware of the importance of balancing training with lifestyle, thus complimenting other important aspects of an athlete’s life (family, work, study commitments etc…). • Entering your first triathlon? • Stepping up to a longer distance? • Looking to go faster? • Wanting to turn previous negatives into positives? Ray has coached athletes to achieve these and more. Training programmes are accessible online, so athletes can be located anywhere and still reap the benefits of Ray’s coaching. Contact him to discuss how he can assist you to achieve your goals.
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