Prep 25 mins
Cook 20 mins
This unusual cauliflower recipe comes from the 1995 cookbook Greek Cooking. Green olives can be substituted for the black ones, if desired.
- 1 cauliflower, large
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 onion, sliced into rings
- 1⁄2 cup water
- 1⁄2 lemon, juice of
- 3 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 pinch pepper
- 3 ounces black olives
- 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
- Trim leaves from cauliflower & remove the core, then cut into medium, even-sized pieces.
- In a large skillet heat oil & saute cauliflower 1-2 minutes, then remove cauliflower.
- To the skillet add onion & cook to soften.
- Add water & lemon juice to skillet, then bring to boil.
- Return cauliflower to skillet & cook until tender.
- Remove cauliflower to serving dish, then add tomato paste to liquid in the skillet, boiling to reduce.
- Pit olives, then chop them roughly & add to the skillet.
- Pour heated sauce over cauliflower & sprinkle with chopped parsley to serve.
My water and lemon came to 3/4 of a cup, in which I added 1/4 cup paste to blend in. I did saute the onions and cauliflower together, never removing the cauliflower, added the water paste mixture and cooked till tender in a covered pot. 1 onion was perfect, I did half then slice into half moons. Using 2 teaspoons dried parsley. I did skip the salt no need with the olives. Did add garlic! Simmered with a lid on for 30 minutes till perfect crunch and tenderness. Thanks for the healthy yummy goodness.
this was tastey but not sure if I liked the addition of the tomato paste, also if I were to make again I would use chicken broth in place of water, I used kalamata olives which worked fine and also added in 1 tablespoon fresh minced garlic to the onion, thanks for posting Syd!
This was really tasty. The water boiled off really quickly (maybe I had the temperature too high) so the cauliflower was dry before I added the tomato paste. I didn't use any oil though, due to personal preference. I just added the tomato straight to the cauliflower and it turned out fine. Thanks!