“Pretty” is as “Pretty” tastes

“Pretty” is as “Pretty” tastes

This dish is so pretty  — therefore it tastes pretty, by order of the king! Well, although look and taste are not always related – with this recipe they are. The purple ((red)) cabbage and the cream-colored cauliflower have a beautiful contrast, while the fresh green flat-leaf Italian parsley and the bright yellow lemon zest accent the cabbage and cauliflower perfectly.  You can see the colors are balanced but – more important is what can’t been seen, the flavors. 

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The peppery, bold crunchy veggies are paired perfectly with the fresh brightness of the lemon zest and parsley. I believe parsley and lemon are the “jelly” to cabbage and cauliflower’s “peanut butter”, the “pop” to the “corn”, the “cheese” to the macaroni”, the “root beer” to the “float” – in other words, they go together. The onion is a quiet sidekick, important and handy but not the star … the onion is Robin. haha!

This side brought some much-needed beauty and vitamins to my Sunday dinner table — what isn’t pictured are the leftover grilled hotdogs and bag of chips from yesterday’s birthday party at the park for Brod. Leftovers came in handy when I found myself without a Sunday meal plan. Everyone has busy days and it may often seem like healthy eating is illusive. But, just maybe — trying this method of preparing oven roasted veggies for your family will be the thing they find so pretty, they just can’t help but taste it and love it!

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Oven Roasted Cabbage and Cauliflower
Serves 6
Cabbage and cauliflower have found their match in the freshness of the lemon and parsley. Give them a good toss and pop into the oven and sparks will fly. It's a match made in heaven.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
55 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
55 min
58 calories
11 g
0 g
2 g
3 g
0 g
159 g
239 g
5 g
0 g
1 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
159g
Servings
6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 58
Calories from Fat 13
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g
2%
Saturated Fat 0g
1%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 239mg
10%
Total Carbohydrates 11g
4%
Dietary Fiber 3g
13%
Sugars 5g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A
20%
Vitamin C
132%
Calcium
6%
Iron
6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 large cauliflower, thinly sliced
  2. 1/2 medium red cabbage, thinly sliced
  3. 1/2 large onion, thinly sliced
  4. 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  5. zest of 1 lemon
  6. 1/4 c flat-leaf Italian parsley, chopped
  7. 1-2 t cooking oil
  8. 1 t Trader Joe's Everyday Seasoning (or a good steakhouse seasoning in a grinder)
  9. 1/2 t sea salt - or to taste
  10. 1/2-1 t freshly ground pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place sliced veggies on the baking sheet, sprinkle with garlic, lemon zest and parsley. Drizzle with cooking oil and season. Give the veggies a good toss by hand ensuring everything is evenly coated.
  2. Place in the preheated oven for 40-45 minutes, giving a few tosses throughout the cooking process for even roasting. Remove from oven once cauliflower ends are dark brown and black in places -- that is where the best flavor is.
Notes
  1. Don't have cabbage? No problem - just double the cauliflower.
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calories
58
fat
2g
protein
3g
carbs
11g
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