Ah, cauliflower; the vegetable our parents tried to make us eat. But now that we are grownups, cauliflower's once-cringy rap has been replaced by a multitude of recipes and several varieties of this cruciferous nutritional powerhouse.
Cauliflower is packed with Vitamin C, Folate, Vitamin K, and B 12, and should be on everyone's list of Foods to Eat On a Regular Basis. Why isn't it? Most of us only remember the mushy, stinky vegetable steamed with a plop of butter to make it more "appetizing."
But cauliflower, when cooked properly, can be a fresh addition to sides, and makes a great veggie-based main dish casserole. The recipe below uses an air fryer to roast cauliflower in about 10 minutes without any mushiness. Don't have an air fryer? A sheet pan works well under the broiler, just be sure to watch the cauliflower very carefully.
1 head cauliflower, rinsed and chopped (look for creamy-white heads with no spots or yellow color anywhere)
1 TBS curry powder
3 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
Salt to taste
Procedure (using air fryer)
Chop cauliflower in bite-size pieces
In a bowl toss cauliflower, curry and oil
Add to air fryer and cook for 10 minutes
If using a sheet pan, line the pan with foil and broil for 10 minutes, turning often with tongs
Same 10 minutes… turn often.