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Spicy Cauliflower with Lemon and Garlic


Hello everyone, so here’s my first dish!  Spicy cauliflower with lemon and garlic and it’s a great low carb choice too.  You’ll love the bold flavors with the zest of the lemon and a bit of a kick using red pepper.  I paired this side with chicken breasts, rosemary and olive oil bread and of course, my favorite wine!  It’s a very light and fresh dish, only around 39 calories per serving (Weight Watchers friends that’s only 1 point!), so feel free to indulge all you want!

Spicy Cauliflower with Lemon and Garlic   Print Serves: 4 servings Ingredients

  • 4 cups cauliflower, about 1 small head, cut into florets
  • ¼ cup onion, diced
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • ⅓ cup tomato, diced
  • ¼ tsp. ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp. crushed red pepper flakes, or to taste
  • ¼ tsp. paprika
  • ⅛ tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. garlic, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • 2 Tbsp. parsley, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. cilantro, chopped
  • pinch saffron
  • ¼ tsp. turmeric
  • 1½ cups hot water


  1. Clean and prepare the cauliflower by halving the head, removing the core and cutting the florets. Or you can use a bag of frozen cauliflower. Make sure they are cut into nice size pieces and are not too large.
  2. Preheat a large saute pan on medium heat and add the olive oil. Saute the onion for about 2 to 4 minutes until translucent.
  3. Add the tomato, ginger, crushed red pepper flakes, paprika, cumin and garlic, stir well and continue to cook for about 2 more minutes. Add the cauliflower, bay leaf and sliced lemon. Toss to coat with parsley and cilantro. Add turmeric, saffron and water and bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for about 20 to 30 minutes, or until the cauliflower is tender.
  5. With a slotted spoon, remove the cauliflower to a platter. Reduce the liquid to thicken for sauce and spoon over cauliflower to serve.

Nutritional Information Serving Size: 1 cup • Calories: 39 • Fat: 0 g • Carbs: 6 g • Fiber: 3.3 g • Protein: 2.1 g • WW Points+: 1 pt 3.5.3208

Posted by: Dr.Health

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