Sautéed Cauliflower & Grape Tomatoes

Sautéed Cauliflower & Grape Tomatoes

This Italian-inspired saute of cauliflower and tomatoes spiked with anchovies, garlic and vinegar pairs well with white fish or roasted chicken.

From EatingWell: January/February 2010
Yield: 4 servings, about 1 cup each
Active Time: 25
Total Time: 25


  1. 2 tablespoons chopped pancetta
  2. 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  3. 4 cups chopped cauliflower florets (from 1 medium head)
  4. 2 tablespoons water
  5. 2 teaspoons red-wine vinegar
  6. 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  7. 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  8. 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  9. 2 anchovy fillets, minced (optional)
  10. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  11. 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper


  1. Cook pancetta in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until it begins to brown, 3 to 5 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the pancetta to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon oil to the pan. Add cauliflower, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, for 4 minutes. Add water and vinegar, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden brown and tender and the liquid has evaporated, about 4 minutes more.
  3. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil, tomatoes, parsley, garlic, anchovies (if using), salt and pepper. Cook, stirring, until the garlic is soft, about 2 minutes more. Serve the sautéed cauliflower with the crispy pancetta on top.


Nutrition Per Serving: 124 calories; 9 g fat (2 g sat, 5 g mono); 5 mg cholesterol; 8 g carbohydrates; 4 g protein; 3 g fiber; 294 mg sodium; 411 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (90% daily value), Folate (17% dv).

1/2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 2 fat