Cauliflower With Fresh Herb Sauce

6
Servings
25m
Prep Time
15m
Cook Time
40m
Ready In


"The fresh herb sauce contains basil, parsley, tarragon, scallions, capers, etc. is packed with flavor and pairs perfectly with the cauliflower. Makes for a tasty side dish or served as a salad for a light lunch."

Original recipe yields 6 servings
OK
  • FOR FRESH HERB SAUCE
  • FOR CAULIFLOWER

Nutritional

  • Serving Size: 1 (272.7 g)
  • Calories 271.3
  • Total Fat - 23.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 1753.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 14.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 5 g
  • Sugars - 4.4 g
  • Protein - 5.1 g
  • Calcium - 76.3 mg
  • Iron - 1.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 115 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

FOR THE FRESH HERB SAUCE


Step 1

Chop all the dry ingredients by hand or in a blender or food processor, scraping down frequently.

Step 2

Add the vinegar, then the oil, with a whisk or by pouring them into your machine with the blade running.

Step 3

Mix well with a whisk just before serving.

Step 4

Use immediately or cover and refrigerate for up to a week. Serve at room temperature.

FOR THE CAULIFLOWER


Step 5

Oil an oven-proof bowl with a rounded bottom.

Step 6

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees-F.

Step 7

Remove and discard the outside leaves and core the cauliflower. Separate the cauliflower into florets with stems about 1/2-inch long. Try to keep the florets whole unless they are very large.

Step 8

Bring several quarts of water to a boil in a large pot and stir in the lemon juice and salt. Add the cauliflower and cook for about 5 minutes, until just tender when pierced with a small, sharp knife.

Step 9

Drain the cauliflower. Reform the head in the prepared bowl, placing the florets end-down and packing tightly.

Step 10

When the sides of the bowl are filled, place the remaining florets in the center, keeping the top of the layer as flat and even as possible.

Step 11

Place the bowl in the oven until ready to serve, but no longer than 10 minutes or the cauliflower will overcook.

Step 12

Unmold the cauliflower by inverting it onto a serving platter. (Any florets that slip out can be tucked back in.)

Step 13

Spoon a ring of herb sauce around the base of the cauliflower. Toss the breadcrumbs with the olive oil and sprinkle over the top of the cauliflower.

Step 14

Serve immediately, passing the rest of the sauce separately.

Tips & Variations


No special items needed.

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MsPia

Delightful! Since I scaled it down to one portion, I skip all together the oven part and just boiled the cauliflower a little longer.

review by:
(9 Jun 2016)