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Popcorn Cauliflower

roasted popcorn cauliflowerI was recently approached to contribute some recipes to an ipad application (details to come). When I started to look through my archives, I realized there were so many simple delicious dishes I make on a regular basis that are not on this blog. I am going to begin to remedy that today, with a recipe for popcorn cauliflower. This is a recipe that will convert crucifer haters like one of my sisters. Not only does she eat cauliflower cooked in this manner, but enjoys it enough to contribute popcorn cauliflower to family dinners!

All you do to make popcorn cauliflower is wash and chop fresh cauliflower into bite sized pieces. Drizzle some olive oil over the top. Tasty olive oil, like the single origin Greek oil I just bought from Columbus importer The Olive Orchard, makes the cauliflower shine. Generously top with salt and pepper.

Roast in a hot oven, stirring occasionally, until the edges are well browned.

The browned bits are my favorite because they really do have a popcorn-like taste. I make this recipe often to give my family the cancer fighting nutritional benefits of cauliflower in a delicious bite.

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Makes four side dish servings

1/2 head fresh cauliflower

2 teaspoons olive oil

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

1. Wash and chop fresh cauliflower into bite sized pieces. Place on a cookie sheet.

2. Drizzle olive oil over the top.

3. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

4. Roast in a 350 degree F oven, stirring occasionally, until the edges are well browned, 15-20 minutes.

5. Serve hot.

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Recipe added to Hearth and Soul bloghop.