Balsamic Cauliflower with Parmesan

A healthy head of cauliflower in my fridge and a recipe to try…now I can share a new Myplate2yours favorite!  Cauliflower is a cruciferous vegetable like kale, Brussels sprouts, and bok choy.  It is a great source of vitamins C and K, folate and fiber and contains the phytonutrients unique to cruciferous vegetables that may help prevent cancer.

From eatingwell.com, this roasted cauliflower gets it’s flavor from balsamic vinegar, parmesan cheese, and dried marjoram.  Here it is:

1 large head cauliflower, cut into 1-inch florets

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 teaspoon dried marjoram

freshly ground pepper, to taste

2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

1/2 cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.  Place cauliflower on a large baking sheet.  Mix oil, marjoram, salt and pepper in a glass measuring cup.  Pour over cauliflower and toss well to mix.  Roast until cauliflower starts to soften and brown, 15 to 20 minutes.  Toss cauliflower with vinegar and sprinkle with cheese.  Return to oven and roast until the cheese melts and most of the vinegar has evaporated, 5 to 10 minutes more.  It’s ready!  Hope your family enjoys it as much as mine!

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5 responses

  1. This sounds really good! I can’t wait to try it out on my family. My kids LOVE steamed cauliflower with american cheese melted over it, but I’m so tired of it. This sounds like a nice way to change up the “same old-same old”, and still have the cheese factor (which helps them it it)! Very exciting…will let you know the results!

  2. Made the cauliflower tonight & I thought it was great!! Unfortunately my 3 & 5 year old didn’t care for it , but I was very happy that they at least gave it a try!
    The balsamic made the cauliflower kind of sweet. And the saltyness of the parm mixed with the sweet was a really nice savory blend. Will definiately make again! Thanks Lynn!

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