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Balsamic & Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower

January/February 2008

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Roasting isn't usually the first cooking method you think of for cauliflower but the results are quite delicious. The florets are cut into thick slices and tossed with extra-virgin olive oil and herbs. Wherever the flat surfaces come into contact with the hot roasting pan, a deep browning occurs that results in a sweet, nutty flavor.



READER'S COMMENT:
"Simple yet very tasty "

107 Reviews for Balsamic & Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower

12/25/2011
Kids love it too!

As an intern at a local middle school. I used this recipe with a group of kids and it aired on a local tv show. We had the school children cook healthy recipes and help be a part of the process of choosing new healthy menu items to replace some unhealthy ones. IT was easy to cook and the kids enjoyed it. They loved it so much that we added it to the new school lunch menu as a permanent item.

It's tangy. Easy. And canola oil tastes just as good as olive and cheaper for school lunch budget. Also the marjoram adds a nice simple cool flavor that balances out all of the acid from the balsamic. Its just great! I ve made it several times and people who dont normally like cauliflower, love it! TIP: Add a little more olive oil and balsamic or even some water. Otherwise it can be a bit too dry. I add 1/8 cup water and 1/4 cup more balsamic and 1/8 cup more oil to juice it up.

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11/17/2011
Delicious & easy

I made this the other night and loved it! I am a huge fan of balsamic so this really did it for me. I blanched the cauliflower before baking which reduced the cooking time as I didnt have enough time to let it roast for 30min. Hubby also loved it! I find it hard to do something different with vegetables that isnt bad for you! This is one of the good ones!

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11/05/2011
Anonymous
Quick, easy, and wonderful flavor

Love this recipe! Followed the directions exactly and it was a hit. May be the best cauliflower recipe I've ever made. Not that it needs anything else (it doesn't!) but we love garlic and next time may toss in some garlic cloves, too!

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10/05/2011
Delish!

I liked the sweet-tart flavor of the baslamic vinegar on the earthy roasted cauliflower so much I forgot to put on the cheese.

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06/16/2011
Loved this recipe.

I decided to use the gas grill and the same pan I use for roasting in the oven, a 1 inch sided sheet pan. The temp was around 350, the timing fine. Halfway thru I turned it over and added the Balsamic and parmesan. My husband hates cauliflower..he loved this.

Great taste. I made for a potluck of Master Gardeners and it got rave reviews.
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