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Tasty Cauliflower

This recipe by Lidia Bastianich is for cauliflower, but the dressing can be used with other boiled or steamed vegetables, such as potatoes, zucchini, and parsnips.

Ingredients 

  • 1 large head of cauliflower (about 2 pounds), broken into small florets
  • 10 large fresh basil leaves
  • 8 anchovies
  • 8 cornichons
  • 2 tablespoons drained tiny capers in brine
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

Instructions for Tasty Cauliflower

  • Bring a large pot of water to boil. Add the cauliflower, and cook until tender, about 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a mini–food processor, combine the basil, anchovies, cornichons, capers, parsley, vinegar, and mustard.
  • Slowly drizzle in the olive oil, pulsing to make a chunky dressing.
  • When cauliflower is tender, drain well and toss with the dressing.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature.
  • Enjoy Lidia’s Tasty Cauliflower!

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