Congratulations to Lori Carver the winner of PearlPoint’s first Summer Cook-Off: “Eat To Beat The Heat” recipe contest. Lori’s cauliflower steaks are nutritious and delicious. Sautéing the cauliflower in a little olive oil first creates a rich flavor. You can make these inside or outside on the grill for your next summer party. Cauliflower contains allacin a protective phytochemical. This phytochemical along with other nutrients found in fresh vegetables helps fight cancer, boost your immune system, and acts as a powerful antioxidant.
1 head cauliflower, cut into 4 steaks. Leave part of the stem on to help hold the steaks together
5 T. Olive Oil
3 med. tomatoes, quartered
4 whole garlic cloves
1/4 c. chopped green olives
1/4 c. chopped black olives
1 t. lemon juice
Salt and pepper
Sautee the cauliflower steaks in 2 T. olive oil, about 4 minutes per side, until browned. Transfer to a sheet tray lined with parchment paper. Put in 400 degree oven for 15 minutes. If you prefer, the cauliflower could be cooked on a grill instead.
Meanwhile, sauté the tomatoes and garlic in 2 T. olive oil until browned on all sides, add that pan to the oven and cook for about 10 minutes.
Combine green and black olives with lemon juice and 1 T olive oil to create your relish.
When tomatoes and garlic are done roasting, put them in a food processor with 1 T. olive oil, process until smooth, add a little salt and pepper to taste.
To serve, place cauliflower steaks on a plate, top with tomato sauce and sprinkle relish on top.
Author Bio: Lori Carver
Lori Carver is the winner of PearlPoint’s Summer Cook-Off: “Eat To Beat The Heat” recipe contest. Here is her story: I've been living with cancer since my diagnosis last October 2013. I originally thought I only had breast cancer, but then found out a month or so later that it had spread to my bones. I have extensive metastasis disease (bone cancer throughout my body). I started out on chemo in January, and after about three months realized it wasn't helping me improve. At that point the doctors prescribed an oral medication that I take daily and also radiation on some of the bone spots that caused me tremendous pain. I've been feeling much better lately. I will go for scans of my bones soon, and they can determine if I'm getting better. Even though it's all stressful, I've always been such an upbeat person that I'm trying to live for the day, enjoy every moment. As my son says, "YOLO", make the best of it. [The picture to the right is] of me with my sweet baby Peppermint Patty. She's kept me company through so much pain, such a lifesaver.