As it’s National Vegetarian Week, we thought we’d share this healthy and nutritious recipe from Waitrose…

Cauliflower and tomato pilaf

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Serves: 2-4


  • 1 small cauliflower, cut into very small florets
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small aubergine, diced
  • 25g toasted flaked almonds
  • 125g sundried tomato paste
  • 250g pack Spelt, Quinoa, Red Rice and Wild Rice
  • Roughly chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley (optional)


1. Cook the cauliflower in boiling water for 3-4 minutes, or until just tender, then drain, reserving 100ml of the cooking liquid.

2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large pan and fry the aubergine for 4 minutes.  Add the almonds, tomato paste and cauliflower with the reserved cooking liquid and stir-fry for 1-2 minutes.

3. Cook the mixed grain pouch according to pack instructions, stir into the cauliflower and season to taste.  Scatter with chopped parsley, if using.

This recipe is from Waitrose Groceries. You can find more recipes and advice in our expansive nutrition section.