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Cauliflower Gratin with Tomatoes, Capers, and Feta

Make this light entrée a day ahead, then broil just before serving.



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1 lb. medium-sized cauliflower florets
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2 tsp. olive oil
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¾ cup chopped onion
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2 cloves garlic, minced (2 tsp.)
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1 14.5-oz. can low-sodium chopped tomatoes
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2 Tbs. drained capers
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¼ cup crumbled feta cheese (1 ½ oz.)
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1 ½ Tbs. chopped fresh dill


1. Steam cauliflower 4 to 6 minutes in steamer basket, or until tender.

2. Preheat broiler. Heat oil in saucepan over medium-low heat; add onion and garlic, and cook 5 minutes. Add tomatoes and capers, increase heat to medium-high, and cook 7 minutes. Spread tomato mixture in 2-qt. gratin dish, top with cauliflower, and sprinkle with feta.

3. Broil gratin 5 to 6 minutes, or until feta is browned. Sprinkle with dill.

Nutrition Information: 

5 g
Total Fat: 
5 g
Saturated Fat: 
2 g
14 g
8 mg
309 mg
5 g
7 g
Serves 4

Comments on this Recipe

I've been making this recipe for years (long before I found it again here on the Vegetarian Times website). It's so savory and good. You don't even have to be a big cauliflower fan to like this. It's simplicity belies its deliciousness. The recipe is perfect as written, but you can, of course, be more liberal with the feta. And I have a shallow gas broiler so I would never leave it in there for 5 or 6 minutes, but a more forgiving electric broiler would allow for proper broiling. Enjoy!

I added the juice of one lemon to this and it was fantastic.

Not exactly sure makes this a gratin, but I do know that it's amazing!!!

My husband loves this dish so much! I do add about a half teaspoon of curry powder since that is his favorite seasoning. Courtney, you're right, the recipe is incomplete. I usually put it under the broiler for about 5 - 7 minutes.

This was excellent! I used fresh tomatoes last night instead of canned. It took a bit to brown it (10 minutes), but that was probably just my broiler. :)

wonderful, agree not much of a gratin since it is not baked, but was very tasty. I served as a side to an asparagus stuffed portabella mushroom. I used a mixture of green, purple and white cauliflower from the farmer's market. Made it really colorful as well as flavorful. I am not sure how well it would work to make ahead of time - seems like it would not get hot enough.

Really nice can't wait to try

Love to check the recipes and sure make them. Love coiking.

Cauliflower recipe. Yummy!

Made this last night. Excellent! Next time I will buy pre-chopped cauliflower to save even more time and also I was thinking about "ricing" the cauliflower to allow it mix more with the other veggies. It did take longer to broil, and I added more feta cheese.