Cauliflower with Anchovies & Oil-Cured Olives

Cauliflower with Anchovies & Oil-Cured Olives

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From: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2018

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

Ingredients 8 servings

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  • 1 medium head cauliflower (2 pounds), trimmed and cut into bite-size florets
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, lightly crushed
  • ¾ cup pitted oil-cured olives
  • 8 oil-packed anchovy fillets
  • 1½ tablespoons capers, rinsed, dried and coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar


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

  • Serving size: ¾ cup
  • Per serving: 97 calories; 13 g fat(2 g sat); 1 g fiber; 5 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; 26 mcg folate; 3 mg cholesterol; 1 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 4 IU vitamin A; 22 mg vitamin C; 21 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 216 mg sodium; 159 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (37% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: 2 fat, ½ vegetable

Reviews 1

December 16, 2018
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By: kmancuso1
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.
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