I realised I haven't posted a side/snack in a long while, and since I gave you the chai banana bread yesterday - I might as well try and get some vegetables in you as well, right? S'all about a balanced diet! And now you can't say I didn't try.
Cauliflower is one of those vegetables I haven't cooked much with, why? I don't know! It's got such a lovely mellow flavour and is quite versatile. With just a few spices, you can make this a lovely side dish with a bit of a kick to it, or serve it as a snack with some chutney or creamy dips.
Roasted Nutmeg Cauliflower
(Serves 2 as a generous side-dish)
1 small cauliflower, broken up into florets, stem sliced
2 tbsp sunflower oil
1/3 tsp salt
1/3 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp chilli powder
- Pre-heat oven to 180-200°C.
- In a big bowl, combine the oil and spices. Mix well before adding the cauliflower. Cover with a lid or a plate and give it a right good shake - dancing optional.
- Spread the cauliflower in a baking tray, and bake for about 25-30 minutes until nice and golden.
- Serve as a side dish with a main meal, or as a snack with some lovely creamy dips and/or fruit chutney!
For another couple of cauliflower ideas, why not check out the cauliflower curry fritters or creamy cauliflower and broccoli gratin? The latter one of the two is vegan, and has the recipe for one of the best white sauces I've ever come across, using soy milk!
Do you have a favourite cauliflower recipe or dish?
Spice it Up! p. 110