Cauliflower is having a moment. Considered a nutritional superfood, cauliflower is rich in protein, fiber and vitamins B and C. The compounds common to all cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cabbage, kale, Brussels sprouts) protect cells from DNA damage. With all the keto, paleo and gluten free diets out there, cauliflower is the right vegetable at the right time.
We love to include this versatile vegetable on our menus in soups, stews and vegetable purees.
Curry-Roasted Cauliflower borrows from a staple of Indian cuisine, the magical pairing of curry and cauliflower. Roasting makes the cauliflower crisp and the spices add a rich, nutty depth that amuses the palette. The garbanzos and cashews add a meaty texture. Serve it hot over rice or as a bright salad garnished with cilantro and parsley.
Curry Roasted Cauliflower
1 cauliflower, cut into florets
1 can garbanzos, drained (optional)
1 cup cashews
1/2 bunch Italian parsley, for garnish
1/2 bunch cilantro, for garnish
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon curry powder
1 tablespoon turmeric
1 teaspoon garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste
- Heat oven to 425.
- Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Toss cauliflower and garbanzos with oil and spices in a large bowl.
- Arrange on baking sheet in single layer.
- Bake until the cauliflower is tender, about 25 minutes.
- Add cashews.
- Garnish with greens, if serving as a salad.
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