Saturday, October 6, 2012

Colourful Cauliflower

Who could resist these beautiful colours?  To be honest I've never seen these in real life before, only on television so you can imagine how excited I was to see them at my local supermarket, they must have brought them in for thanksgiving.  First I debated which colour to choose and decided to go with the purple because it's just so gorgeous but I couldn't resist and made two trips back to my buggy to carry one of each colour, you only live once, right?

That's a lot of cauliflower for once person!! The next day I took them over to my family and we made a nice meal out of it. 

A few weeks earlier I found these interesting little lentils at my local bulk store, baluga lentils the sign said, I've never seen or heard about them before either and we just love lentils in our family. 

To preserve the beautiful colour of the cauliflower I roasted them with just salt, black pepper, olive oil and a dash of curry, I tossed in a few garlic cloves too. 
The lentils were washed and simmered in water and stock (for vegetarian/vegan use a veggie or mushroom stock) and once plated it was finished with a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkling of lemon (just a tiny hit of acidity, this is not a salad but a warm side dish that would look gorgeous on any table)

Imagine this dish on your harvest or thanksgiving dinner table! 


Yasmeen said...

These are beautiful! I'm hosting our third annual Thanksgiving in Australia in November, and have been thinking of some different veg recipes to spice things up. This looks perfect!

Angie's Recipes said...

I bought a small pack of baluga lentils months ago, still sitting in the pantry. Time to cook!

Julia | said...

I love the colors of this dish! Wow, they look amazing on black.