Here's a gem from this fair-trade friendly cafe's new menu - roasted crown pumpkin, raw cauliflower and jalapeno salad with chipotle aioli and almonds. Thanks to their hard skin, crown pumpkins are readily available for most of the year - and so are cauliflower, which are put to their crunchy, raw best in this salad.
|600 g||Crown pumpkin, roasted (Main)|
|20 ml||Canola oil|
|200 g||Cauliflower, grated|
|40 g||Jalapeno chilli, sliced|
|40 g||Fresh coriander|
|20 g||Spring onions|
|1||Lemon, freshly juiced|
|20 ml||Olive oil|
|40 g||Sliced almonds, toasted|
|2||Chipotle chillies, boiled and pureed until smooth|
- Peel and slice crown pumpkin around 1cm thick. Season and oil and roast in a 200C oven for 25-30m or until golden brown. Remove and keep warm.
- In a small pan cover chipotle chillies with water and bring to the boil. Simmer for 15 minutes and allow to cool in the liquid. Finely chop drained chipotle chills and stir through aioli.
- In a large bowl grate cauliflower and combine with jalapenos, chopped coriander, sliced spring onion, juice of 1 lemon, olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
- On a warm plate arrange roasted pumpkin in a circle. Carefully heap cauliflower salad in the middle. Drizzle with chipotle aioli and a sprinkling in toasted almonds.