April 16, 2011

Roasted cauliflower with lentils


There is nothing like roasted vegetables on a rainy autumn day - I adore cauliflower, but for some reason I don't seem to use it often enough. Today, however, it was perfect roasted with garlic, rosemary and thyme, seasoned simply with salt and black pepper and drizzled generously with good olive oil. Served with lentils it was a scrumptious rainy day meal.


Roasted Cauliflower with lentils
(serves 4)

1 large cauliflower, cut into florets
3-4 garlic cloves
2 sprigs of rosemary
few sprigs of thyme
pinch of salt
freshly ground black pepper
a good drizzle of olive oil

1 cup lentils
3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
pinch of salt
freshly ground black pepper

1. Preheat your oven to 200C. 

2. Scatter the cauliflower florets on a roasting tray, add the garlic cloves and herbs and season with salt and pepper. 

3. Drizzle generously with good olive oil and bake for 20-30 minutes or until tender.

4. Rinse the lentils and place in a saucepan. Cover with 3 cups of water and bring to boil. Simmer for 20-25 minutes or until tender.

5. Whisk the olive oil and apple cider vinegar in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper and pour on top of the lentils. Mix through and serve with the roasted cauliflower.


33 comments:

  1. I like cauliflower too, roasted or otherwise, and I too should use it more often!

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  2. A beautiful dish! Really delicious.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  3. Looks fantastic, Maria.

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  4. I love cauliflower as well but never really eat it. This looks great!

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  5. oh I bet these taste perfect together!

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  6. i never roasted cauliflowers before! looks delicious!

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  7. mmm looks delicious :D

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  8. I love love roasted cauliflower. With lentils? I'm sure it must be even better. I love the second picture :-)

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  9. Maria, I would really like to have that drawer in the first photo...love it! I have been roasting veggies lately even though it hot here in Florida...it's worth it. My daughter even requests it when I ask how should I cook the cauliflower. (usually she says steamed) I'll bet it works great with the lentils. Yum!

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  10. This dish looks so simple, two of my favorites together - roasted cauliflower and lentils. I love how you've dressed the lentils, too. I always seem to go overboard with them in a hearty soup or stew but the apple cider vinegar dressing looks awesome. If I had any leftovers, they would make a great soup or pureed as a dip... my brain is wandering now!

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  11. This looks yummy in every sense. Uncomplicated food in a beautiful way.

    x Charlotta

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  12. I love it, too, and like you don't have it as often as other veggies. Sounds delicious -- especially with the lentils. Lovely photos!

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  13. I never would have thought of this combination, but now that I think of it, i bet it would be absolutely delicious. I like cassie's idea about pureeing the leftovers too.
    *kisses* HH

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  14. Ooo, it sounds lovely! I am really getting into cauliflower...yum.

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  15. Roasted cauliflower is one of my favourite things! I always end up eating it straight from the pan, standing in the kitchen, though, rather than using it in a main dish :P

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  16. Looks devine. Thanks for your recent comment on my blog. I was very excited as I haven't been blogging for long and you were my first comment so thank you..

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  17. Sometimes simple is definitely the way to go. And roasted cauliflower is always delicious!

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  18. This looks so good and I was just thinking that I want to add more lentils to my diet. Maria your photos are just gorgeous, I love the drawer!

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  19. To be honest, I've not given much thought about cauliflowers either ;) Just too focus on asparagus (in everything) at the moment! Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  20. How very lovely. The cauliflower sounds delicious and your photos make it very appealing. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Blessings...Mary

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  21. I love roasted cauliflower! Something about how its nuttiness is enhanced even more. Love the plating in this shot. So simple and gorgeous!

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  22. Although is spring here, today is a rainy and cold day here too. I wish I had a bowl of this cauliflower!

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  23. I've always been questionable with lentils but the roasted cauliflowers look delicious :)

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  24. I absolutely adore roasted cauliflower! Roasting just does something amazing to cruciferous veggies it seems, at least broccoli and cauliflower. Love your bed of lentils too!

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  25. Iv never roasted cauliflower. It looks delish though :)

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  26. Oooh, This looks simply superb, Maria. I love roasted cauliflower,and like you don't have it as often as other veggies. I'll bet it taste absolutely wonderful with the lentils! Loving this recipe <3

    Aldy.

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  27. Thank you for your comment on my blog :)
    I absolutely love your blog - it´s the perfect blend of scandinavian rustic and clean and crisp
    i will def be trying some of your delicious recipes :D

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  28. I enjoy roasted cauliflower a lot! Usually, I season it with spices like chili powder, curry powder, turmeric etc and roast it. So delicious.

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  29. Lentils and cauliflower in a recipe sounds exciting and look scrumptious, Maria!

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  30. Yum, this looks delish, I love lentils :)

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