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?


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.

Anonymous said...

Anther Broccoli person here.

Kalyn Denny said...

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

Anonymous 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.