MISO ROASTED CAULIFLOWER

About to cook this for lunch – will report back!

It’s from a site I just discovered called Platings and Pairings. The site promises Adventures in Food and Wine which sounds very much up my street – well, the food for my son and for me, and the wine for my hubby!

Platings and Pairings is run by Erin,  a self-taught weeknight cook, a 30-something who started cooking more seriously in her 20’s. She says “I occasionally like to delve into the more complicated recipes, like homemade pasta, Cioppino, and boeuf bourguignon.”

PREP TIME: 15 MINS.    COOK TIME: 30 MINS.    SERVES: 4

For the Cauliflower Salad:

  • 1 large head of cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 2 Tablespoons grapeseed oil (or oil of choice)
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • 3/4 cup dates, pitted and chopped
  • 3 Tablespoons lightly toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 cup cilantro, finely chopped
  • 2 cups precooked quinoa
  • Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes to taste

For the Miso Sauce:

  • 2 Tablespoon white miso
  • 2 Tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 Tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1/2 Tablespoon low sodium tamari sauce (or soy sauce)
  • 1 Tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 -1  teaspoon fresh minced ginger (more or less depending on preference)
  • 1 tablespoon water

Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F. Toss the cauliflower florets with oil and season with salt and pepper. Place on a prepared baking sheet and roast in the oven until tender and lightly browned. About 20-30 minutes. Toss cauliflower halfway through cooking.
  2. While cauliflower cooks prepare the sauce. Combine all the ingredients for the sauce and whisk until smooth. This works best with an immersion blender or food processor. Taste test and adjust seasonings as needed.
  3. Toss roasted cauliflower with quinoa, dates, sesame seeds and cilantro. Drizzle with sauce and a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes.

Notes

*Use this recipe as a guide. *Adjust measurements and ingredients as necessary. *Always taste test as you go. *Have fun in the kitchen and tweak this recipe to your liking.

Dundee-Oregon-Wine-Square-300x300This recipe is from a site I just discovered called Platings and Pairings. The site promises Adventures in Food and Wine which sounds very much up my street – well, the food for my son and for me and the wine for my hubby!  Platings and Pairings is run by Erin,  a self-taught weeknight cook, a 30-something who started cooking more seriously in her 20’s. She says “I occasionally like to delve into the more complicated recipes, like homemade pasta, Cioppino, and boeuf bourguignon.” 

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