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An Alkaline Alternative to the Potato

June 28, 2011

Who would’ve thought that lowly cauliflower, so often hidden under a blanket of cheese sauce, could be elevated to “hot veggie” status? Cauliflower is making a comeback on the menus of family-style restaurants and high-brow eateries alike as an alternative to the higher-carb potato.

Boasting a mere 29 calories per cup, and a rich source of vitamin C, vitamin K, folate and fiber, cauliflower deserves its newfound status as a go-to vegetable for side dishes, salads and as part of flavorful stews and main dishes.

Best of all – it’s high in alkalinity!

Balsamic & Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower

Roasting isn’t usually the first cooking method you think of for cauliflower but the results are quite delicious. The florets are cut into thick slices and tossed with extra-virgin olive oil and herbs. Wherever the flat surfaces come into contact with the hot roasting pan, a deep browning occurs that results in a sweet, nutty flavor.

INGREDIENTS

PREPARATION

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. Toss cauliflower, oil, marjoram, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Spread on a large rimmed baking sheet and roast until starting to soften and brown on the bottom, 15 to 20 minutes. Toss the cauliflower with vinegar and sprinkle with cheese. Return to the oven and roast until the cheese is melted and any moisture has evaporated, 5 to 10 minutes more.

TIPS & NOTES

NUTRITION

Per serving: 149 calories; 10 g fat ( 3 g sat , 6 g mono ); 7 mg cholesterol; 10 g carbohydrates; 7 g protein;4 g fiber; 364 mg sodium; 490 mg potassium.

 

Credit:  Eating Well Website


 

 

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