I tend to think of cauliflower as a wintry vegetable, so thought twice about posting this in the middle of a heatwave here in the UK. But in fact it’s in season almost all year round and used a lot in the Mediterranean and Middle East in light and summery dishes served in even more blisteringly hot temperatures than ours!
Orzo is a short-cut pasta shape which resembles grains of rice, and I think of this as a cross between a pasta dish and a risotto. Here it is combined with the finest flavours of Sicilian cuisine – saffron-roasted cauliflower and courgettes, zingy lemon, toasted pine nuts, sozzled sultanas and fresh parsley, to create a warm, summery supper. Perfect for eating outside with a glass of chilled white wine! Read more