Before we moved to Brooklyn (so way before we headed up to Beacon), Matt and I lived in one of the most cross-cultural neighborhoods in New York City, Astoria, Queens. While olive oil, salt and pepper is all you really need, I like to sprinkle on a little spice, in this case earthy cumin. Serve with toasted piata bread and raw vegetables (such as carrots, cucumber, gem lettuce​, fennel, young parsnips with the core removed, beetroot, peppers). Cauliflower is one of my favorite vegetables to roast. Yes, cauliflower comes in different colors now and, no, it’s not a gimmick. We loved it all! Half a lemon, juiced. With a little chill still left in the air, these sweet potato cakes are nice and warming but still light, and they taste amazing with the tangy, lemony whipped feta dressed lettuce leaves. Makes me so happy . Briny, tangy, and sharp. ​You can ​add extra flavours ​to the whipped feta, such as garlic, soft herbs, roasted peppers, chilli flakes … For this recipe, I just added olive oil and ​sumac. It was like the real-life version of one of those 90s comedies. Roasted cauliflower is just the best! They served it with grilled ramps on flatbreads. Gorgeous post! In this case we’re using feta as the sauce (more of a dip, really), for some incredibly delicious cumin-dusted roasted cauliflower. Love the sound of your feta dip on the side especially! Spread out in an even layer and roast in the middle rack of the oven, turning once, until tender and brown, about 20-25 minutes. The crispy/ slightly burned edges are everything! But whipped with some plain, thick Greek yoghurt and lemon juice, the ​cheese mellows and can be served as a dip. Post update: I wrote a cauliflower article in fall 2016 for our local (Beacon-based) food and restaurant magazine The Valley Table. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. The three most common varieties you’re likely to find in most cheese shops are: Bulgarian Orange cauliflower was first discovered in Canada in 1970, though it took years of crossbreeding before it was widely available. 4 large ripe tomatoes, chopped. It’s so tasty, versatile and extremely healthy. Add in cream cheese and puree for 4-5 minutes, scraping down the sides when necessary, until feta is … Like all cruciferous vegetables, Cauliflower is an excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, pantothenic acid, and vitamin B6. The color comes from a genetic mutation that allows the plant to hold more beta carotene. Required fields are marked *. I love the color of this orange cauliflower but the standard white variety is just as good. You are doing fantastic work, absolutely love your recipes. French If feta isn’t your thing or you can’t find it, you could make the same dip using fresh goats cheese. Pitta bread and raw vegetables, to serve. 400 ml tin chopped Italian tomatoes (14-oz can) 1 Tbsp caster sugar. Whipped feta and sumac dip – recipe 200g plain Greek yoghurt. Form is being submitted, please wait a bit. Join the Nerds gang to receive automatic weekly recipes by email! What is it, whipped cheese week up here? Post was not sent - check your email addresses! ​My kids love the taste of hummus, but ​they also like ​scooping and shovelling their way through ​it with ​cucumber​ and carrot​ batons and toasted flatbreads​. Sprinkle on cumin, salt and pepper and toss until evenly coated with oil and seasoning. These two recipes come from two star chefs that cook in this genre: Silvena Rowe and Yotam Ottolenghi. If the area is known for one type of food in particular, it’s Greek. To serve, transfer the cauliflower to a serving plate and scatter over scallions and parsley, if using. Can I just pause for a moment to say how much I love cauliflower.