After a month of overindulging, most people love to start the New Year with a fresh outlook and most likely, a chance to cut back on the calories.  Some choose cleanses, some go carb free.  It seems we are all inundated with ways to improve our diet and start January off with a healthy bang.  I believe, come January, we all share the same need to make a positive change.  Whatever form that may come in, we all want to give it our best shot.  After the Holiday Season of freedom and permission to go a bit crazy with sugar, fat and carb, which was all worth it, now comes the time for self-care and thinking of ways to make your daily diet both healthy and yummy.  Here is a great salad idea that you can incorporate into your daily routine.  It’s great for lunch on its own or pair it for dinner with a lovely roast chicken or seared salmon.


Roasted Spiced Cauliflower and Endive Salad


Marinade For Cauliflower

½ cup Olive Oil
2 tsp. Cumin
1 tsp Turmeric
1 tsp. Coriander
Juice and Zest of 1 Lemon
1 tsp. Salt
½ tsp  Pepper

Yogurt Drizzle

1 cup Greek Yogurt
¼ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Tbsp. Tahini
½ a bunch of Fresh mint, chopped
1 tsp Cumin
2 Garlic cloves, minced
½ tsp Coriander
Juice and Zest of 1 Lemon
½ tsp Salt
½ tsp Pepper

Cauliflower Preparation

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

In a bowl, whisk together the cauliflower marinade.  Toss the cauliflower florets with the sauce, evenly coating all florets.  Place on a cookie sheet and bake for 30/40 minutes, until golden and slightly charred on the edges.  Cool to room temperature.


Yogurt Sauce

I find the best way to make this sauce is to place all of the ingredients into a food processor and blitz until smooth.  You can certainly chop and mix everything together by hand.


To Assemble

Prepare all herbs, green onions,  endives, and pumpkin seeds, in a large bowl.  Toss in cooled cauliflower florets and fold together.  Place mixture onto pf the spinach greens.

As a final flourish, drizzle the yogurt sauce on top of your salad.  You can also have it in a bowl on the side, for a self-serve option.

Full of goodness and so tasty!