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Paprika Cauliflower Pita Pockets

Cauliflower, like paprika, is frequently undervalued in home kitchens. What better way to highlight them both than with this simple dish. Try topping with fresh tomatoes, chopped black olives, and some low-fat Parmesan cheese.



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1 head cauliflower (2 lb.), cut into bite-size florets
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3 Tbs. olive oil
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2 Tbs. sweet Hungarian paprika
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½ tsp. ground black pepper
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½ tsp. fine sea salt
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1 small red onion, diced (1 cup)
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1 clove garlic, minced (1 tsp.)
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½ cup low-sodium vegetable broth
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2 Tbs. lemon juice
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4 pita bread rounds, halved and warmed


  1. Steam cauliflower 7 to 9 minutes, or until tender.
  2. Heat oil, paprika, pepper, and salt in nonstick skillet over medium-low heat, 2 minutes, or until fragrant, stirring constantly. Add onion and garlic, and sauté 2 minutes more. Stir in broth and cauliflower, and simmer 3 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in lemon juice. Serve with pita halves.

Nutrition Information: 

9 g
Total Fat: 
11.5 g
Saturated Fat: 
1.5 g
46 g
0 mg
663 mg
6 g
6 g
Serves 4

Comments on this Recipe

This was excellent! Easy to make, and tasted great. I even forgot to add the broth and the lemon juice! I served it with tortillas because that's what I had on hand. Will definitely make this again!

I time I am not going to dice up the unions..I love onions but cooked up like this, I rather not. I also added a bit of carrots and it was good. AND WITH HUMMUS!!! GREAT!!!

Maybe it was the quality of the paprika or just the smell of the cauliflower, I dunno but this didn't work for me.I thought it was horrible! Not cooking this again.

I loved this. I used hot hungarian paprika because I like spicy. I couldn't stop eating it out of the pan it was so good.

This was horrible, and I usually LIKE spicy foods. I had to cut it with yogurt just to be able to eat it. Good thing I only made a half-batch to try it...

This is really really good. I never thought of pairing cauliflower and paprika. This time I followed the instructions to the letter but next time I'm adding a little turmeric and maybe things to make it a little curry-er. (Not that this recipe needs any improving.)

This was SO good!! I added chili powder and a tsp onion powder, a couple drops of liquid smoke and a bit extra broth, forgot the lemon. DELICIOUS. I served it with roasted red peppers, caramilized onions and old cheddar cheese, with grilled pitas halves brushed w/garlic & olive oil. Went back for seconds!!!