fried cauliflower with homemade tomato salsa recipe

Fried cauliflower with homemade tomato salsa recipe

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Fried cauliflower with homemade tomato salsa recipe

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Recipe by Me To Mati #passionfood Course: MainDifficulty: Easy


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This vegetarian dish is easy, quick and extremely delicious. A family favourite of ours, make it yours also.


  • 1 cup canola oil (for cauliflower frying)

  • 1 large cauliflower

  • 1 cup olive oil

  • 3 onions (finely chopped)

  • 4 garlic cloves (finely chopped)

  • 1 sweet red pepper (finely chopped)

  • 1 can chopped tomatoes

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon pepper

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • 1 bunch spring onions (chopped)

  • 1 bunch parsley (chopped)


  • Wash cauliflower, cutting into small portions.
  • Add 1 cup canola oil to a hot pan and lightly fry cauliflower pieces. fried cauliflower
  • Remove cauliflower, placing on paper towels to drain excess oil.
  • Repeat process for remaining cauliflower pieces. cauliflower
  • Add 1 cup olive oil to a hot pan and add garlic and onions stirring ingredients thoroughly.
  • Once onions turn translucent, add sweet red pepper, stirring ingredients thoroughly.
  • Add tomatoes, stirring ingredients thoroughly.
  • Cover pan for approx. 5 minutes to allow tomato salsa to reduce. homemade tomato salsa
  • Add cauliflower pieces to tomato salsa.
  • Ensure to spread cauliflower pieces evenly around the pan.
  • Add salt, pepper, paprika, spring onions and parsley. cauliflower recipes
  • Cover pan for approx. 15 minutes before serving.

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  • Dry cauliflower as to avoid oil splash when cooking.

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