Cauliflower With Garlic and Tomatoes

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

A tasty way to cook cauliflower. This was adapted from Cook's Illustrated The Best Vegetable Recipes

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut the cauliflower into florets and cut the florets in half or quaters to creat 1-inch pieces.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  3. Add the cauliflower and cook, stirring occasionally, until the cauliflower begins to brown.
  4. Add the other half tablespoon of olive oil, tomatoes, garlic, pepper flakes, and basil.
  5. Cover and simmer until the cauliflower is tender but still has some resistance when sampled, about 6-8 minutes.
  6. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Most Helpful

This was a great way to eat cauliflower. The tomatoes and seasonings combination would make even cauli-haters change their mind. I also liked that the cauliflower stayed slightly crunchy and didn't get mushy.

Ginny Sue September 19, 2009

I'm always on the lookout for ways to jazz up plain vegies. I never would have thought of combining cauli with tomato but we love anything with garlic and/or chilli. The result was phenomenal! Thanks, Sandy

larryhenderson March 20, 2009