The other day I went grocery shopping with my daughter and as we were purchasing some vegetables, there was a woman (Store employee) offering samples of cauliflower she prepared in a basil pesto. Since we both like to try new variations of food, we each took a sample. I have to say, it was really tasty. So my daughter purchased a head of cauliflower and some basil pesto. When we returned home, she prepared this beautiful white vegetable as the woman instructed and it was so delicious! It was ready to eat in about 15 minutes! But the best part was how full of delicious flavor this provided, we each had second helpings!
Now, if you are not a cauliflower fan, I assure you once you prepare this recipe, you will change your mind. Not only is this quick and easy, it is also very healthy. Cauliflower, which is an excellent source of vitamin C, and a very good source of manganese, cauliflower is also an excellent source of vitamin K. The anti-inflammatory support provided by cauliflower (including its vitamin K and omega-3 content) makes it a food also capable of providing cardiovascular benefits. So next time you are trying to decide on what vegetable to prepare with your next meal, select a beautiful, white cauliflower and keep your taste buds happy and your body healthy. And as always, Enjoy!
To prepare this recipe, take a small head of cauliflower and grate with a box grater using the larger hole side (the holes that look like teardrops). Next place some olive oil, about 2 tablespoons in a large pan and once it is heated, add in the cauliflower. Saute for about 7 minutes, occasionally mixing so it does not burn. Add in about 1/4 cup of water and allow to cook out, about 6 minutes. Turn off the heat and add in about 4 teaspoons of basil pesto and stir through to incorporate. Taste for seasoning. You can add in more pesto and some salt and pepper. Serves 4-6.
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