Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Side Dish Divine

Crispy Cauliflower with Tomatoes and Dill

Side dish recipes- it seems like everyone is always searching for new, original ideas. Sometimes I find that the best dishes come alive just by throwing together whatever it is I have in my fridge. That's just what happened last night! All it took was a cauliflower, some cherry tomatoes, a little fresh dill, a squeeze of lemon juice, and of course, olive oil. The trick to this recipe is rather than using cauliflower florets (big pieces cut into little trees), I sliced the cauliflower into thin slices (almost like shaving it down) using a big knife. So what happened was, all these thin slices of cauliflower soaked up the lemony- dill flavor and became perfectly buttery-tasting and crunchy in the oven. We (our friends were over) literally just ate it out of the baking dish, without a trace left-over! So easy and so, so good.

Recipe for Crispy Cauliflower with Tomatoes and Dill
Serves 4

1 cauliflower head, shaved into thin slices (use a big knife)
2 handfuls of cherry tomatoes
2 tablespoons chopped dill
juice from 1 lemon
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Preheat oven 375. Combine all ingredients together in a baking dish (use a pyrex or casserole dish). Use your hands to toss together. Place in oven, uncovered, and bake for 40 minutes to 1 hour- depending how crunchy you like it!


  1. BEYOND DELICIOUS! keep the recipes coming! Jon is thanking Gd for your blog =) xoxo jessie

  2. Out of this world delicious! We love you Kim! Thank you for sharing your talents with us! Love Sari, Mike & the kids and Susan P :)