Monday, September 17, 2007

My new favorite cauliflower recipe
--Tossed Cauliflower Salad

Tossed Cauliflower Salad
The Simpler The Better Sensational Italian Meals Copyright 2005

1 small head cauliflower
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
3 tablespoons heavy cream
1 ½ tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Pinch crushed red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil I used dried basil. The author also suggest dried mint or dried oregano

1. Bring a large saucepan of salted boiling water to a boil over high heat. Trim core from cauliflower. Cut enough into 1 to 1 ½ -inch florets to measure 6 cups.
2. Cook cauliflower at a medium boil until nicely tender but not falling apart, 3 to 4 minutes. Drain well. Place in large bowl and while still warm, toss gently first with vinegar, then cream, using a rubber spatula. Toss with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper and red pepper flakes to taste.
3. Serve warm or at room temperature sprinkled with basil.

Makes 4 to 6 servings

Recipes don't have to be complicated. That's the premise of this book, which I believe is part of a series. The recipes are simple but you don't feel like anything is missing. I can't imagine what would make this recipe any better. It wasn't a 'wow' kind of recipe but it is something I would make again. It's simple, it's delicious and even with the cream and oil, I still think this comes out on the healthy side. This is my contribution to Sweetnick's ARF/5-A Day Tuesday.

I forgot all about the cookbook giveaway! I'll get to that tomorrow. I wasn't sure if I was going to continue it for another year but I think I will for the time being. I wish I could afford to give the best of the best away every month but I have to find the bargains. That can be a challenge.

Blast From The Past: Washington State Granny Smith Apple Pie from almost exactly one year ago. Pretty soon apples will be all that I see at the farmer's market. (Have I mentioned that pie lately? I feel like I have. I think I'm starting to repeat myself quite a bit.)

Question of the Day: Which vegetable do you eat most often?


Rebecca (AKA - Rebel In Ontario) said...

Broccoli....steamed, raw, stir fried.
This does sounds good, and I have cauliflower sitting in the crisper that needs attention. Maybe I'll try this freelance tonight with grilled chicken. Thanks for another GREAT recipe.

Mrs. L said...

Anther Broccoli person here.

Kalyn said...

Sounds good! As to what I eat most, it would have to be lettuce!

Alisha said...

Oh that cauliflower looks really good!

What veggie do I eat most? I'll have to be another lettuce person -- salad is my lunch of choice.