Kounaoupithi Me Saltsa - Braised Cauliflower

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

From Greek With Gusto! - "Sauteed onion & garlic, accented with tomato and lemon, develop a zesty sauce in this steamed cauliflower dish".

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Separate cauliflower into florets.
  2. Place a vegetable steamer in a saucepan and add enough water to just cover the bottom of the steamer. Bring to a boil, add cauliflower and steam over high heat for 4 minutes. Set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, heat a saute pan over medium-high heat and add olive oil, onion and garlic. Saute until onion is transparent.
  4. Mix tomato paste with the water and stir into the onion, along with lemon juice, salt & pepper. Bring the mixture to a boil, lower heat and simmer for about 3 minutes.
  5. Transfer cauliflower to the tomato sauce. Bring to a quick boil, reduce to a simmer, cover and cook, with lid slightly askew, until cauliflower is tender.


Most Helpful

this was a nice recipe to try. I had some cauliflower and was looking for a different way to fix it. It was just ok for us. it did not reheat well at all. I had fun trying it out anyways.

hottiecj October 24, 2008

This was simple to prepare with delightful results. I used a small head of cauliflower and halved the amounts for the sauce. The sauce has lots of flavor from the onions and garlic with a light acidity from the tomato paste and lemon. I also sprinkled in some Greek oregano at the end. Would not change a thing here. Thanks!

justcallmetoni June 16, 2008

Great recipe! I just love cauloflower and its great to have a different way to prepare it! I steamed my cauliflower until it was cooked and then just added it to the sauce at the end. Made for ZWT 4!

Sarah June 12, 2008

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