Exotic Cauliflower & Bean Salad With a Spicy Citrus & Garlic Dressing

Exotic Cauliflower & Bean Salad With a Spicy Citrus & Garlic Dressing

This really is a treat ! Cauliflower florets meet chillies, beans, lemon and all things good – that includes the delicious rich tasting dressing !


1 medium sized cauliflower – cut the florets out, and steam until tender (but don’t overcook)

2 spring onions, chopped

2 cloves garlic, chopped

2 Tbsp fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped

1 tsp dried mint

1 cup pre-cooked cannellini beans

salt to taste

1 red chilli, chopped



Place all the ingredients in a shallow serving dish, mix with your hands so as not to disrupt their form too much, then clean your hands and make the dressing – you do have the option of making the dressing first in readiness.


½ cup (125 ml) extra virgin olive oil

the juice of 1 large lemon or 2 small ones

1 tsp agave syrup or maple syrup

¼ tsp Spice Maniac mix for extra edge & flavour, or ¼ tsp chilli powder

Place in a jar with lid tightly sealed, then shake well and pour straight onto the salad – Serve and Enjoy !





All recipes and content © Miriam Sorrell thespicemaniac.com 2016


  1. Andrea Pellegrini

    A perfect “get your fork out of my plate” dish to put on the table and invite the usual suspects.
    So easy to make! I love it.

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