Warm Cauliflower Salad with Edamame & Raisins

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Serving 2 Warm Cauliflower Salad with Edamame & Raisins

Lately, I find myself staring at creamy white, firm heads of cauliflower in the market and then pass them by for lack of inspiration. Well, not this week. Enough is enough. I boldly pounce on the most beautiful head of cauliflower in the stack and set it my cart.

Serving 3 Warm Cauliflower Salad with Edamame & Raisins

Then, as often happens once a clear decision is made, the next step presents itself. A carton of shelled Edamame beans catch my eye. What a gorgeous green! Now I have two ingredients, and an Asian theme is emerging.

Ingredients Warm Cauliflower Salad with Edamame & Raisins

But I am a bit nonplused when a bag of huge multicolored raisins makes its way into the cart. They sparkle like translucent jewels in the see-through packaging. MauiJim is crazy for raisins. 

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So even though I can’t recall an Asian-inspired dish containing raisins, I give it a go with the cauliflower, edamame, and creamy, spicy sesame ginger dressing, and voi·là … warm cauliflower salad with edamame and rasins.

In the pan Warm Cauliflower Salad with Edamame & Raisins

There are several ways to cook cauliflower. You can boil it, steam it, roast it, deep fry it, stir-fry it, or saute it. I really love the saute method, because you can not only control the crunch level of the cauliflower but also give it a little color.

Serving 1 Warm Cauliflower Salad with Edamame & Raisins

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About Susan S. Bradley

Intrepid cook, food writer, culinary instructor, author of Pacific Northwest Palate: Four Seasons of Great Cooking, and founder of the Northwest Culinary Academy.

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