It’s September and I don’t know about you but I don’t need to look much further than my local grocery store for inspiration for dinner. A note about cauliflower; I don’t usually like it! I find the fumes that come off it when it’s cooking to be noxious but I digress! This recipe is ridiculously easy and it’s so delicious that I’ve found a way to eat cauliflower (besides in a soup); I don’t like not liking a vegetable, especially one with the healthy benefits of cauliflower. Cauliflower is high in many of the vitamin B’s, it’s high in vitamin C, it’s high in omega 3’s, it has anti-carcinogenic properties and anti-inflammatory properties as well. Then you consider the health benefits of curry (it helps control cholesterol, it’s anti-inflammatory and helps prevent cancer as well. There have been studies that have linked turmeric, a spice in curry, to the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease). Not to mention the health benefits of olive oil… We should all eat this dish every day!
Originally posted on September 17, 2013!Print
Crunchy cauliflower coated in a curry-garlic vinaigrette; it’s surprisingly delicate in flavour!
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
3 tbsp white wine vinegar
1 tsp curry powder
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
1 small head of cauliflower, broken up into florets and cleaned
5 Cloves garlic, smashed
10 basil leaves, coarsely chopped
Preheat your oven to 425.
In a large bowl, mix together the olive oil, white wine vinegar, the curry powder, salt and pepper.
Mix in the cauliflower florets and the garlic.
Make sure everything is evenly coated.
Pour the contents of the bowl onto a baking sheet in an even layer.
Bake for 30-35 minutes until the cauliflower pieces are browned and slightly charred, shaking the pan a couple of times to ensure the cauliflower and garlic aren’t burning.
When it’s cooked, taste and adjust seasoning.
Top the vegetables with basil just before serving.
1. I like the sweetness of the basil with the curry here but feel free to top with fresh Italian parsley or cilantro.
- Prep Time: 5 Minutes
- Cook Time: 35 Minutes
- Category: Side
- Method: Oven
- Cuisine: Indian