A quick, tasty vegetable side dish or snack. If you love cauliflower and haven’t tried Romanesco, a green heirloom cauliflower available at farmers’ markets and now at well-stocked grocers, you are in for a treat. Any prepared mustard (such as Dijon, yellow, hot and sweet, etc.) works with a dollop of mayonnaise to dress this warm salad.
- cauliflower (Romanesco, yellow, purple, or white)
- prepared mustard of choice
- mayonnaise of choice
- caraway seeds
- ground turmeric
- freshly ground pepper
- slivered almonds
- pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
- Trim the cauliflower, separate into florets, and cut into bite-size pieces. Steam or microwave until soft. Transfer to a bowl.
- While still warm, toss the cauliflower with mustard and mayonnaise a tablespoon at a time until the cauliflower is dressed the way you like. Season with caraway seeds, turmeric, and pepper. Toss again, top with almonds and pepitas, and serve.