Cauliflower in Cinnamon Tomato Sauce

Cauliflower in Cinnamon Tomato Sauce
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Cinnamon Cauliflower
Jane Bruce
Cinnamon Cauliflower

This vegetarian dish incorporates cinnamon into a savory meal, combining it with curry powder and tomatoes to make a unique sauce for cauliflower. Serve it over rice for a heartier meal or as a side for just about any protein.

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4
Servings
225
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower, stemmed and broken into florets
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 yellow onion, cut into large pieces
  • One 28-ounce can crushed whole tomatoes
  • 1/2 Cup honey
  • 1 Teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 Teaspoon curry powder
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 Cup shredded Gruyère cheese (optional)

Directions

Steam cauliflower florets until slightly underdone (they will cook more in the oven). Set aside.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8-by-8-inch baking dish.

In a large, deep pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic and cook unti fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add onion and cook until translucent, about 7 minutes. Add tomatoes and stir to combine. Add honey, cinnamon, curry powder, and salt and pepper and stir to combine. Cook until heated through, about 5 minutes. 

Add cauliflower to baking dish and top with tomato mixture. If using, top with cheese. Bake in oven for about 20 minutes. Remove and serve immediately.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
12g
17%
Sugar
10g
11%
Saturated Fat
6g
25%
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Carbohydrate, by difference
21g
16%
Protein
10g
22%
Vitamin A, RAE
20µg
3%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
6mg
8%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
3µg
3%
Calcium, Ca
161mg
16%
Choline, total
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
48µg
12%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
34mg
11%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
4mg
29%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
188mg
27%
Riboflavin
2mg
100%
Selenium, Se
13µg
24%
Sodium, Na
252mg
17%
Thiamin
2mg
100%
Water
11g
0%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Cauliflower Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age and damage.

Cauliflower Cooking Tip

Vegetables should typically be cooked as quickly as possible, as they can become bland and mushy, and lose vitamins and minerals.