Recipe: Roasted Cauliflower Salad

Designed specifically to help boost brain health, the MIND diet emphasizes leafy greens and whole grains, among other healthy items. When many people hear the word diet, they immediately think "bland" or "tasteless." Here's a recipe for a snack that challenges that notion, while fitting in with the MIND diet approach:

Roasted cauliflower salad

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • Lemon wedges
  • Greek yogurt
  1. Spread florets from the cauliflower with the onion slices on a baking sheet.
  2. Sprinkle the whole baking sheet with the olive oil, garlic, red pepper flakes, cinnamon, cumin, and salt and pepper.
  3. Roast at 425 degrees for 30 minutes.
  4. Toss the cooked cauliflower and onions in a bowl with pine nuts and raisins. Serve at room temperature with a dollop of Greek yogurt and a lemon wedge per person.
  5. Serves 4-6
  • Feel free to add in cherries or cranberries, or use them to substitute out the raisins, if desired.
  • Adding 1/2 cup of pomegranates can add flavor and color to the dish as well.
  • Try adding beans or legumes to the dish.

Recipe adapted from The Forest Feast Mediterranean