Sautéd Cauliflower



  1. Steam cauliflower florets until tender but not mushy (paring knife should easily pierce a stem); 10 to 20 minutes.
  2. Remove from steamer and set aside.
  3. Heat olive oil on medium-high heat in a skillet, preferably cast iron.
  4. Add steamed cauliflower florets to skillet.
  5. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and optional zaatar spice.
  6. Add garlic.
  7. Toss and cook uncovered for 5 minutes.
  8. Add balsamic vinegar and toss.
  9. Cook until florets are golden brown in color and garlic is nicely crisped and brown.


Makes 4 servings.

Zaatar spice mix can be found in the spice section of most organic grocery stores. It is Middle Eastern spice mixture made up of various herbs, spices, sesame seeds, and salt.

For a different twist on cauliflower, try my recipe for Sautéd Cauliflower with Yogurt Sauce (karnabeet).

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