Sunday, January 11, 2009

roasted cauliflower

Mmmmmmm.... This is one of the simplest, best tasting side dishes I have eaten in recent history. I have never been a huge fan of cauliflower - not that I had a distaste for it, but it just seemed so boring.

Until I tried it like this.  I wanted to eat the entire pan (I practically did).   It is so delicious and so easy and, of course, SO good for you.  One serving supplies almost all the vitamin C you need for the day, plus a bunch of other good stuff (vitamin K, folate, fiber, etc.) and it has cancer-fighting properties.  So go grab some and let's get started!

I had a 12 oz bag of fresh cauliflower, already washed and chopped from TJ's.  If you are buying it whole, just aim for about 1 pound of it.

Wash it and cut it into bite size pieces.  Blot dry and throw it on a cookie sheet.  
Drizzle it with about a tablespoon of olive oil and sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt.  
Toss to coat and spread evenly on the pan.
Roast for 15-20 minutes at 425, until golden and tender.
Try not to eat it all straight from the pan.  Try to share it.

And enjoy!

7 comments:

5thsister said...

I am not a cauliflower fan but you have me almost convinced to try this!

ChristineM said...

Yum! I love roasted cauliflower - it brings out such a different flavor!

Thanks for posting!

Kelly said...

hey!! I just stumbled onto your blog from SITS! Love it!!

come visit mine if you'd like :)

Who am I? said...

Do it, 5th! :)

Zen Ventures said...

I LOVE CAULIFLOWER and BROCCOLI! Yum! I should try this. Never had a roasted cauliflower. Thanks for sharing it!

Maricris
Zen Ventures
Golden Flower Creations

VintageChicChick said...

I'm not a cauliflower fan either but might have to try this!

Tranquility said...

Hmm... sounds too simple to be so good (which probably means it's fantastic)! Can't wait to try it.