Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Roasted Purple Cauliflower

Purple cauliflower!! How come it's taken me this long to hear about these? Okay so purple cauliflower isn't much different than the white variety. This veggie is purple due to an antioxidant flavonoid called anthocyanin (also found in blueberries, red cabbage and red wine). This flavonoid helps stabilize capillary walls. Nice huh! Well enough about that! Here it is.

Roasted Purple Cauliflower
1 head cauliflower
2-3 cloves of garlic
1 oz lemon juice
olive oil
salt and pepper
cheese (your choice)

1. Preheat oven to 400F. Cut cauliflower into florets and put in a single layer in an oven safe dish. Toss in garlic. Drizzle lemon juice and olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
2. Place in oven, uncovered, for 25-30 minutes, or until top is slightly browned
3. Test for desired tenderness.
4. Douse in cheese :) I used mozzarella style daiya, but prefer cheddar style for cauliflower
Went a little weak on the cheese for the picture.
Had to add more :)


  1. Gotta love the color! One way to get kids to eat their veggies. :)

  2. That looks so lovely and yummy!
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