In my brown bag this week is a Roasted Cauliflower & White Bean Salad. Among the cruciferous vegetables, cauliflower is something you might want to add to your diet because of the many nutrients it contains. It's high in things like vitamin C, magnesium, and Omega-3 fatty acids. It's also high in fiber and boasts a cornucopia of B vitamins.
Sweet and nutty are probably not words most people would use to describe cauliflower. But roasting this vegetable brings out these two qualities making it quite delicious. This is a light yet filling salad perfect for lunch.
Roasted Cauliflower & White Bean Salad
1 small head of cauliflower chopped into bite size florets
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
1 can white beans, drained and rinsed
Preheat oven to 450. Mix cauliflower florets with olive oil, salt and pepper. Place on a baking sheet and roast 20 mins until slightly brown and tender.
Mix florets with white beans and allow to cool. Add feta cheese to cooled mixture. Dress with olive oil and fresh squeezed lemon juice. Place atop salad greens.