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Nicoise-Inspired Cauliflower with Lemon Yellow Tomato Sauce

I know you all must be wondering what else (beside apple pie!) I made with my gorgeous produce haul this week.  Well, here’s a peek at some of what I’ve been up to.  This dish is kind of a riff on a Nicoise Salad, only it’s not a salad — it’s roasted and there’s no lettuce.  Oh, and slabs of roasted cheddar cauliflower are the “star” instead of tuna.

My infamous parenthetical green beans made an appearance, along with the Nicoise-requisite olives and potatoes (those little red potatoes I bought, sliced and roasted to perfection!).  So if you’re a true Nicoise afficianado, by now you’re probably wondering, “Where are the tomatoes???”  The answer is: in the sauce.  Remember those yellow tomatoes I bought?  I decided to toss a couple in my Vitamix, add some lemon juice, a little garlic, nutritional yeast, dijon mustard, salt, and pepper. I also added some cooked white beans to boost the protein in this meal.  The resulting sauce is the gorgeous Lemon Yellow Tomato Sauce you see cloaking the vegetables. It was phenomenally delicious.

Best of all there were lots of potatoes and cauliflower and sauce leftover to yet another creation to be disclosed in an upcoming post!

Veggies Veritas!

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  • mary October 25, 2012, 9:06 pm

    I’m sure I’m just being an idiot but I can never find the recipes for your beautiful pictures. Where are they?

    • Robin October 25, 2012, 10:28 pm

      Mary, Sometimes — as in this case — I just post a narrative of what I did, usually when it’s just a variation of something I’ve done before. For example, if you check the post archive on the right side of the blog, you’ll find older posts with, for example, roasted cauliflower, etc. or maybe an apple pie, and so on. Other times, I’ll post entire recipes. Just depends…

  • Mary Jean October 26, 2012, 11:55 am

    hey Mary I was thinking the very same thing. thanks for your response Robin—-I do love it when you post those recipes

  • bookwormbethie October 26, 2012, 11:05 pm

    that sauce looks yummy!

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