Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Spicy Roasted Cauliflower with Nectarines

Aromatic spices make this roasted cauliflower dish pop.  Based on a recipe from Thai chef Su-Mei Yu, we substituted nectarines for kumquats to add sweet, cool flavors to this spicy dish.  We are a mixed marriage (David loves heat, Robin doesn't); if you're in the latter category, serve with Greek yogurt on the side to extinguish some of the heat here.

Spicy Roasted Cauliflower with Nectarines

adapted from Food and Wine, March 2010
serves 2


1        tsp            ground coriander
1/2     tsp            white pepper
1/4     cup           olive oil
1        Tbs           garlic, minced
2        tsp            turmeric
1/2     tsp            red pepper
1                         large head cauliflower, broken into small florets
1                         shallot, thinly sliced and separated into rings
1                         nectarine, peeled and thinly sliced
1/4      cup          cilantro, chopped
                          salt to taste
                          optional, Greek Yogurt

  1. Preheat oven to 400°. 
  2. Combine spices with olive oil, then toss cauliflower to coat.
  3. Spread cauliflower on sheet pan, season with salt to taste, then roast until tender, about 25 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven and toss with nectarines, shallots and cilantro.
  5. Serve warm with yogurt on the side.



  1. I love to roast cauliflower, but the nectarines look really interesting!

  2. This looks really good! I love nectarines so much, and cauliflower is one of my favorite veggies too. I friended you up on foodbuzz and am now following you on google friend connect too!

  3. I love all the flavors of this dish - it looks so perfect and colorful!

  4. What a unique combination of cauliflower and nectarines! And the spices are wonderful!

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  6. What a great combination of spicy and sweet in this recipe. Great idea to pair with Greek yogurt to cool things down.

  7. Hi there! I've missed reading up on these awesome veggie dishes! This sounds particularly cool - spicy with sweet nectarines? Would've never thought of it but really want to try it out.

  8. I am definitely in the spicier-the-better camp, but I still would love this with the yogurt. Mmm.

  9. This dish is so full of life. Love the colors the the flavors.


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