Friday, March 27, 2009

Friday Food #5

Do you like cauliflower? I did. But a couple months ago, I heard about roasted cauliflower, which I had never tried before. I heard that it reformed even self-professed cauliflower haters. I had to try it. And now I LOVE cauliflower. I’ve made it three times since and now that I’ve seen the light, I don’t know if I can cook it any other way.

Just cut a head of cauliflower into bite size florets and toss with a drizzle of olive oil (I just use about a tablespoon), salt, and pepper. Bake in a preheated 450 degree oven for 20-30 minutes. Toss once to make sure it browns evenly. You want it really brown. It will look something like this:

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My girls loved it, but I have to admit that I was secretly hoping that they wouldn’t want seconds so that I could eat the rest myself. No such luck.

And how gorgeous would this dish be with these amazing rainbow cauliflowers? The orange one happens to have 25 times the amount of beta-carotene! Beautiful!

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13 comments:

Jennie said...

Where do you find orange and purple cauliflowers?

The Dahle Family said...

Can't wait for cauliflower to go on sale so I can try it!

Isa said...

Meredith, I love this blog! And I love all your recipe ideas, especially because we are all on a non-dairy diet in our home!
Greetings from Finland!

Karey said...

After reading your post late last night, I'm pretty sure I had a dream involving roasted cauliflower! Can't wait to try it!

The Thorley Family said...

I am one of those reformed cauliflower fans... I searched for months before I finally tried this and loved it! It's great with a little garlic roasted in the mix as well.

Erin said...

i love roasted vegetables but have never tried to roast cauliflower. thanks for the suggestion- i'll try it!

Maren said...

I've never tried roasted before. The garlic idea sounds really good, too. My kids love getting the fun colored ones at the farmers market even though they hardly taste different!

Mindy said...

Yes, I loooove roasted cauliflower. Throwing some broccoli in there is fantastic too. I need to call you and talk food sometime. I think I'm going mostly vegetarian. I thought I would call you so you could tell me what a good choice I'm making!

Emily B. Kerr said...

Sounds and looks good! We'll definitely be trying this.

Jennie said...

I got a cauliflower in my collection of goods from the veggie co-op. After seeing your post I tried it roasted. Its soooooo good!!! Thanks for the idea.

Sarah said...

Sounds delicious! I may even buy a cauliflower one of these days and try it.

Kathy said...

Tried it - loved it and so did Jaydon. Thanks for the great recipe.

Maria said...

I had to tell you that I tried this last night and it was a major hit. Andrew ate a bunch and even Dave said it was 'wonderful' (and this is the man that only eats veggies to be a good example to his kids, so you know it must be good). Thanks!