three shades of cauliflower

The cooking style affirms winter, while the vegetables portend spring.  Baking is a method I use in cold weather, but these colorful baby cauliflower are seeds of tomorrow’s spring.

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serves 2-3

INgredients

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6 baby cauliflower: 2 green, 2 orange and 2 purple

6-7 basil leaves

1-2 Tablespoons EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil)

a few pinches sea salt

Process  Preheat the oven to 350°F.  Trim any outer leaves that are wilted or brown on each of the baby cauliflower heads. Wash each head well by immersing it in water.

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Drain the cauliflower well. Chop the basil leaves into fine strips.

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Place the baby cauliflower in a roasting pan. Drizzle the olive oil on them, sprinkle the sea salt and top with the chopped basil.

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Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes.  Serve.

©Nancy Wolfson-Moche 2014