Simple, fast, and delicious. That is the second name for this wonderfully easy-to-make side dish. My mother used to make cauliflower, and drizzle olive oil and lemon on it – we used to love it. And sometimes she would slightly fry the cauliflower, which would create the most delightful of tastes. This is healthy and full of nutrients, particularly in the raw lemon, basil and garlic. Now, if you don’t have time to make a main course, open a tin of cannellini beans, and add them to this. Or buy some hummus, and a crunchy brown baguette, and indulge. Otherwise, you can eat it with just about anything, especially if it’s cold outside, and you don’t fancy a cold salad again you can serve this up warm. Prepared in just a few minutes. Here’s how :
- 1 medium cauliflower (as white and tight as they come), cut into medium sized florets, washed and steamed for a few minutes (do not over-cook)
- 2-3 garlic cloves, very finely chopped
- ½ cup fresh basil, roughly chopped
- juice of a fresh lemon
- the zest of a lemon
- salt and pepper to taste
- a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil
Place the cauliflower in a serving bowl whilst warm, then add the rest of the ingredients on top, and serve. Enjoy !!!
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