Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Cauliflower Steaks with Pesto

Are you a fan of cauliflower? I can eat it lightly steamed topped with a little real butter and sea salt or roasted with a heart healthy omega-9 oil like olive oil along with some herbs. 

A big shout out to That's Fresh with Helen Cavallo for this post's inspiration!

I must admit this recipe came out delicious! When in doubt, opt for adding pesto (it compliments almost any savory dish). You may like these other recipes using pesto: Make your own here, spinach pesto balls here, and wrapped asparagus here

1- head of cauliflower cut into 1 inch 'steaks'; core removed 
2 tbs of olive oil; divided
2 tsp basil (fresh or dried)
1/2 tsp sea salt; divided
3 tbs pesto
1/2 tsp feta cheese, crumbled  

1. Rinse cauliflower and cut length wise into 1 inch thick 'steaks.' Discard the core (or save it for a future vegetable broth/stock like this). 

2. Coat the cauliflower steaks on both sides with sea salt, basil, and olive oil and put into your broiler for 5 minutes on high. Flip and broil for another 3-5 minutes. 

3. While cauliflower is cooking, combine the pesto and feta cheese. If your pesto is really thick, you can add a little olive oil to thin it out. 

4. As soon as the cauliflower steaks come out of the broiler, drizzle the pesto-feta mixture over one side of the cauliflower. 

5. Let cool slightly about 2 minutes. Slice and enjoy!

Choose, eat, and live well! =)

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  1. Neat trick. Similar to cauliflower popcorn we love. Trying this next. Thanks.

    1. Oooh! I'd love to be privy of your cauliflower popcorn recipe, Mandy. Sounds great!! =)

  2. This looks great. I can never have enough new ways to try cauliflower! Thanks :)

  3. I loooove cauliflower. It is one of my favorite veggies. I bet it tastes awesome in this recipe, can't wait to try it!

  4. This is my 4th time trying to comment. They keep disappearing whenever I push "publish." :( This looks amazing and I look forward to trying it. Thanks for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." I hope you will be able to join us again this week. http://our4kiddos.blogspot.com/2014/06/try-new-recipe-tuesday-june-3.html

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