Like its cousin, broccoli, cauliflower is a supremely nutritious cruciferous vegetable that can be incorporated into many delicious veggie recipes. It’a also the star of this mouthwatering sauté courtesy of one of my favourite cookbooks, Gourmet Nutrition. 😉
To up the nutrition factor and add a nice texture to this side dish, walnuts have been added (a great source of omega-3) as well as sweet peas and carrots, which add a nice crunch to the dish that I know you’re going to love.
Though this recipe is seasoned with spices typical of Moroccan cuisine, it’s surprisingly versatile, pairing well with most main dishes. I’ve actually made it a few times now, pairing it with BBQ chicken, salmon and even the Sautéed Prawns recipe that I shared last week… which was especially yummy.
Don’t be afraid to switch up the veggies or spices found in this recipe as well. I often make adjustments to recipes based on my mood and the food that I have in my fridge… and if you know me, you know, those two things can vary quite a bit. 😜
Also, I haven’t tried it yet, but I think this recipe would be really good served cold on a bed of green with a nice vinaigrette dressing… perhaps topped with some grilled meat or tofu to add some protein to your meal. If you give that a whirl, make sure that you let me know how it is. I’ll do the same if I get my butt in gear and try it. 😊
The great thing about sides like this is how easy they are to prepare. All it takes is a bit of chopping, and you’re set. So there’s no excuse not to make it… especially given that it’s also kid-approved. 👍🏼
Spiced Cauliflower Sauté
Recipe courtesy of Gourmet Nutrition
1tbsp olive oil, divided
1/2c baby carrots, halved
1c cauliflower, cut/broken into small pieces
1 pinch salt
1 pinch pepper
1 pinch cinnamon
1 pinch safflower
- Preheat a cast iron frying pan on medium heat.
- Add half the olive oil, carrots, cauliflower and water. Cook until water evaporates and then sauté until cauliflower is lightly browned.
- Add the peas, walnuts, salt, pepper, cinnamon and safflower and sauté for 2 minutes more.
- Remove from heat and add remaining olive oil and serve.
Serves 1 large or 2 small.
Based on recipe being divided into 2 servings