This healthy cauliflower side dish recipe features assertive flavors that Italians covet: garlic, anchovies, olives, capers, plus a splash of good wine vinegar. Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2018

Domenica Marchetti


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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; 12.9 g total fat; 2.3 g saturated fat; 3 mg cholesterol; 216 mg sodium. 159 mg potassium; 4.7 g carbohydrates; 0.9 g fiber; 1 g sugar; 2.1 g protein; 4 IU vitamin a iu; 22 mg vitamin c; 26 mcg folate; 21 mg calcium; 10 mg magnesium;

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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