This healthy cauliflower side dish recipe features assertive flavors that Italians covet: garlic, anchovies, olives, capers, plus a splash of good wine vinegar.

Domenica Marchetti
Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2018




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  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add cauliflower florets, cover and cook until barely tender, about 2 minutes. Drain.

  • Combine oil and garlic in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook, pressing down on the garlic to release its fragrance, until it is sizzling but not browned, 1 to 2 minutes. Add olives, anchovies and capers. Cook, pressing down lightly with a spoon or spatula to mash the anchovies, until they are mostly melted, 1 to 2 minutes.

  • Gently stir in the cauliflower. Cover and cook on medium-low, stirring occasionally, until the cauliflower is tender but not mushy, 15 to 20 minutes. (Add 1 to 2 tablespoons water if necessary to keep it from drying out.) Uncover and increase heat to medium-high. Add vinegar and cook, stirring, until it is absorbed, 2 to 4 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

97 calories; protein 2.1g 4% DV; carbohydrates 4.7g 2% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 0.9g 4% DV; sugars 0.9g; fat 12.9g 20% DV; saturated fat 2.3g 12% DV; cholesterol 3.4mg 1% DV; vitamin a iu 3.9IU; vitamin c 21.6mg 36% DV; folate 26.1mcg 7% DV; calcium 21.2mg 2% DV; iron 0.4mg 2% DV; magnesium 10.3mg 4% DV; potassium 159.1mg 5% DV; sodium 216.1mg 9% DV.

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This is a wonderful satisfying recipe. I am on Weight Watchers and am always on the lookout for flavorful low Smart Point recipes like this one. I prepared as written with exception to steaming the cauliflower and adding more capers. It turned out perfect and is extremely flavorful and easy to make. Read More