Roasted Cauliflower

Hello again…. Now I have a very simple recipe that is a crowd pleaser…. You don’t need many ingredients to make this.

Ingredients

  1. 1 cauliflower head (broken into florets)
  2. Olive Oil (1/4 cup or enough to coat the cauliflower)
  3. Italian spices: Oregano, italian blend, basil leaves, crushed red pepper (1 tsp of each)
  4. 4 cloves of Garlic – finely sliced
  5. Salt (as per your taste)
  6. Ziplock bag

Method.

  1. In a ziplock bag add olive oil, the italian spices, garlic, and salt.
  2. Mix these ingredients really well.
  3. Add the cauliflower to the bag and mix it really well.
  4. Make sure that the cauliflower is well coated
  5. Take a cookie sheet and line it with parchment paper
  6. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees for 10 mins
  7. In the meantime, spread the florets on the cookie sheet
  8. Once the cauliflowers are baked for 15 – 20 mins, broil it for another 5 mins (it will be less than 5 mins. So keep a watch).

TADA… roasted cauliflowers

Here is a slide show will all the steps:

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Pesto Sauce

This is a recipe that I got from a dear friend of mine Raksha. The only variation that I did with this is that I sauteed the garlic before making the pesto sauce as I did not like the strong garlic flavor.

This serves 6 ppl.

Ingredients:

  1. Garlic – 2 cloves
  2. Fresh basil – a few leaves
  3. Walnuts – handful
  4. Olive oil
  5. Spaghetti pasta – 1/2 packet cooked al dente
  6. Salt to taste
  7. Raw bell pepper – chopped fine (optional)

Method:

Step 1: In a small wok, add 1 tbsp of olive oil and saute the garlic till it starts to brown a little.

Step 2: Once it is cooled, add the sauteed garlic, basil, and walnuts to a blender or a food processor. Crush till the garlic is in very small pieces and the mixture is in fine paste.

Step 3: Add this paste into the serving bowl containing the cooked spaghetti pasta. Mix the pasta thoroughly till all the pasta gets coated with the sauce.

Step 4: Add salt to taste and continue mixing so that the salt is spread evenly.

Step 5: Before serving, add the raw bell pepper for added taste.

Your Pesto Pasta is ready!! I have added the pictures of the making of the pesto sauce… If I have the images of the final dish I will add it again.

 

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