Maftoul will remind you of being somewhere between couscous and Bulgar wheat. Maftoul is a large, hand rolled and pearly grain made from sundried bulgar wheat. It has a unique, nutty flavour. When I started eating it, I actually recalled having cooked and eaten it before, it went under the name pearl couscous aka mograbiah and was used for my Beetroot Pearls Salad, but I have since leaned its the same thing, also known as fregola and even giant couscous too.
I simply broke up a large cauliflower into bite size florets, drizzled it in a little olive oi with a pinch of sea salt and generous scattering of Zaytoun Palestinian Za'atar and then put it in the oven to roast, now and again I would give it a good toss and shake. Zaytoun Palestinian Za'atar is a zesty Middle Eastern seasoning made with wild thyme, toasted sesame seeds and sumac. Halfway through this process, I added in some sliced baby peppers.