Spring is here.... but there is still a chill in the air. Therefore, there is still time for roasting!! Roasting may be one of my favorite cooking methods... the ease, the scents, the brown bits! For some reason I wanted cauliflower. And I always want capers. So... I made this "warm salad," which is a weird term, but describes this dish as best as I can come up with.
Warm Roasted Cauliflower Salad
-1 head cauliflower, cut into bite-size florets
-Salt & pepper
-1/2 medium red onion, chopped fine
-a nice fistful of capers (about 1/3 - 1/2 cup)
-small handful of pine nuts (about 1/4 cup)
-juice from 1 lemon
-Toss the cauliflower with about 2 Tablespoons of olive oil, salt and pepper. Roast in a pre-heated 375ºF oven for about 30-40 minutes, stirring a couple times throughout, until there are some nice golden-brown spots and the florets are soft but not mushy.
-While cauliflower is still hot, toss in the onion, capers pine nuts and lemon juice. Add More olive oil, salt and pepper to taste (I added about 1 more Tablespoon of olive oil). Serve warm.