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Oven-Roasted Cauliflower with Raisin Vinaigrette

A slightly chunky raisin sauce dresses up roasted cauliflower florets to make this simple side dish special enough for a dinner party.


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Roasted Cauliflower


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1 small head cauliflower, cut into florets (1 ½ lb.)
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2 Tbs. olive oil
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2 cloves garlic, minced (2 tsp.)

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½ cup raisins
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3 Tbs. olive oil
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2 Tbs. balsamic vinegar


1. To make Roasted Cauliflower: Preheat oven to 425°F. Toss together cauliflower, oil, and garlic on large baking sheet. Season with salt and pepper, if desired. Spread cauliflower in single layer on baking sheet, and roast 20 to 25 minutes, or until florets are browned on edges, turning occasionally.

2. To make Vinaigrette: Place raisins in heat-proof bowl or measuring cup, and cover with 1 cup boiling water. Let stand 15 minutes, or until softened and plump. Drain, and reserve 1/4 cup soaking liquid. Blend raisins, reserved soaking liquid, oil, and vinegar in blender until smooth. Season with salt and pepper, if desired. Serve Roasted Cauliflower drizzled with Vinaigrette.

Nutrition Information: 

4 g
Total Fat: 
18 g
Saturated Fat: 
3 g
27 g
0 mg
56 mg
4 g
17 g
Serves 4

Comments on this Recipe

This recipe looks good. Balsamic vinegar has a great taste.

I made this tonight. I had some extra cauliflower and wanted to use some of it up. It was so delicious. I had extra vinegarette, which I will save and use with other vegetables.

Can that be right? So high in fat and calories? Why? It just doesn't sound right.

I uses dried cranberries instead of raisins for the Vinaigrette. The taste was great.

It sounds delicious!!!!!

Kathy: How could it not be right? a single tablespoon of olive oil is 14 grams of fat, even when you spit up the servings it's going to have a high fat content in regards to the oil required for the roasting and the dressing. Even so, the calories in this recipe aren't actually that bad on a scale of your standard 2,000 calories a day diet. (Not to mention, olive oil is a healthy fat!)

Kathy H is right - head of cauliflower is about 150 calories, 3tablespoons of olive oil about 300 calories. Raisins about 217. So 1/4 of the total (not a cup) can't be more than about 1/4 of that.

Yummy with or without the dressing! And the dressing is nice enough over a baby greens salad!

I loved this recipe, but I decided to improvise on it. I added baby bella mushrooms and made a sauce of artichoke hearts, olive oil, lemon juice and roasted garlic