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Roasted Carrots and Cauliflower with Kale

17 Dec

This healthy and hearty dish combines the natural sweetness of roasted carrots and cauliflower with the slight bitter bite of kale to make for an interesting combination of flavors with every forkful.  The salty Parmesan adds a little something special, though keeping the amounts to a minimum keeps this dish healthy.  There is a nice variation in color that makes this dish pleasing to the eyes as well as the palate.  The dish was surprisingly filling and served as a main course for us – though it would also make a delicious accompaniment to pretty much any protein.

Roasted Carrots and Cauliflower with Kale

1 large bunch kale, center ribs removed, roughly chopped (about 4 cups, lightly packed)

5-6 medium carrots, peeled and cut into 1″ chunks

1 small head cauliflower, cut into florets

3-4 tbs. olive oil, divided

1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes

Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper

1/4 cup white wine

Parmesan cheese, for serving

Preheat oven to 350º.

On a tinfoil-covered baking sheet, toss together cauliflower and carrots with2-3 tbs.  olive oil, crushed red pepper flakes, kosher salt, and freshly cracked black pepper.  Place in the oven and roast 20-25 minutes, shaking 2-3 times to ensure even cooking, until tender and lightly browned.

Heat remaining olive oil in a large sauté pan.  Add kale and cook until slightly wilted, tossing frequently.  Add wine and cook another 1-2 minutes until mostly wilted.  Add roasted vegetables and toss to combine and heat vegetables through, another 2-3 minutes.

Serve topped with Parmesan cheese.

Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower

15 Jun

This was a simple and delicious side dish.  The slightly charred, golden brown bits of the cauliflower were salty with a touch of bite, while the rest of the cauliflower was meltingly tender.  This dish receives bonus points because the aroma of the roasting cauliflower was intoxicating.  The slight citrus hint of the lemon and heat of the red pepper flakes elevated this simple dish to something truly spectacular.

Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower

1/2 head cauliflower, cut into florets

2-3 tbs. olive oil

1/2 lemon, juiced

2-3 tbs. Parmesan cheese, freshly grated

1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes

Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper

Preheat oven to 400º.

On a sheet pan, toss together cauliflower, olive oil, lemon juice, 1-2 tbs. Parmesan, crushed red pepper flakes, kosher salt, and freshly cracked black pepper.

Roast 30-40 minutes, tossing once.  Check for desired consistency with a fork.  Top with remaining Parmesan.

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