Get to Know Cauliflower

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 | 7:36 pm

Expand your winter vegetable palate with cauliflower. This mellow veggie is gaining popularity with new dishes like cauliflower rice and cauliflower buffalo bites. Cauliflower comes in shades of white, orange, green and purple. Mix and match for a fun side dish or roast a whole head for a colorful entree. Use this veggie to lighten up comfort foods like mac ‘n cheese or use it as a substitute for potatoes in your favorite mashed potato recipe.

When selecting a head of cauliflower, choose one without a strong odor. Look for a light creamy color and densely packed florets. Store it in the refrigerator for best results.

Try this simple, satisfying recipe for cauliflower steaks:

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 cloves garlic, crushed with a press
1 head cauliflower
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped, for serving

Method:
Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Combine lemon juice and garlic in a small bowl. Cut center of head of cauliflower lengthwise into 3/4-inch-thick slices. Arrange on the prepared baking sheet in a single layer. Cut remaining cauliflower into 1-inch-thick pieces and scatter around cauliflower steaks. Brush cauliflower with lemon juice mixture. Roast 40 minutes or until golden and tender.

Sprinkle with parsley and serve.

One head serves 4.

For more recipes and for seasonal produce visit Whole Foods at 110 & Bellevue; 465 South Arroyo Parkway or Whole Foods Hastings Ranch Shopping; 3751 East Foothill Boulevard.

 

 

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