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Seared Cauliflower with Garlic and Tamari

This is a simple side dish that can be eaten as a snack or even served on its own if you make a big enough batch. The tamari caramelizes onto the cauliflower, giving it a wonderful robustness.


Makes 1-2 servings

1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
2 tablespoons tamari
3-4 tablespoons water
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons parsley, minced


Over medium-high heat, sauté the cauliflower, slowly stirring it until it just browns. Then add the tamari. When the tamari starts to stick to the pan, add 3 to 4 tablespoons of water and the garlic; allow the sauce to reduce until it just coats the cauliflower. Remove the cauliflower from the heat and immediately toss it with the parsley.

Options: Toss the cauliflower with the garlic, parsley, and tamari (no water) and bake it in a covered baking dish at 375 degrees F for 15 minutes.

Per serving (1/2 serving): 91 calories; 0.9 g fat; 0.2 g saturated fat; 8.1% calories from fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 7.2 g protein; 17.7 g carbohydrates; 6 g sugar; 6.2 g fiber; 791 mg sodium; 81 mg calcium; 1.9 mg iron; 148 mg vitamin C; 190 mcg beta-carotene; 0.3 mg vitamin E

Recipe from 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart by Neal Barnard, M.D.; recipe by Jason Wyrick of the Vegan Culinary Experience.

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