• Briya Freeman

Roasted Cauliflower in Herbed Yogurt Sauce

Updated: Mar 27



"Our lives are not in the lap of the gods,

but in the lap of our cooks."

- Lin Yutang


Roasted Cauliflower in Herbed Yogurt Sauce


This is a classy vegetable side dish that's easy, sophisticated and delicious. We used baked cauliflower here because we love it, but you could use substitute for any other baked, steamed or sauteed veggie such as carrots, peas, zucchini, or other veggies. Serve with a dal soup or quinoa and steamed greens.


Fermented foods -- such as fresh yogurt or kefir, as used in this recipe -- aid digestion and metabolism, and should be eaten in small portions on a daily basis. Avoid / reduce yogurt in the case of colds or mucus congestion.


Ingredients:


Roasted Cauliflower:

  • 1 head cauliflower (about 2 pounds), cut into bite-size florets (about 8 cups)

  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

  • 1-3 teaspoons ghee or olive oil

Herbal Yogurt Sauce:

  • 2 tbsp water

  • ½ tsp salt

  • ½ cup fresh yogurt (vegans may choose coconut milk)

  • Juice of ½ lime

  • Spices: ⅛ tsp each ground cumin, coriander powder, ground ginger, ground turmeric, hing

  • ¼ tsp salt

  • Freshly ground pepper to taste

  • Optional: chopped spring onions

  • Optional: 2 tbsp fresh herbs, finely chopped (basil, dill, oregano, cilantro, parsley, etc)

Preparation:


  1. Roasted Cauliflower: Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Chop the cauliflower into small florets and spread on a large baking sheet. Massage with ghee (or olive oil) and sprinkle with salt. Bake in oven for 20 minutes until a little bit golden or crispy. When finished, slide cauliflower into a large serving bowl.

  2. Herbal Yogurt Sauce: Whisk the yogurt, lime juice, spice mix, spring onions (if using) salt, and pepper together to combine. Add 1-2 tbsp of the leftover cooking water if your sauce is very thick. Add herbs, setting a small amount aside for garnish. Pour on top of cauliflower and serve immediately.

Enjoy!


About the Author

Briya (Rachel) Freeman is a facilitator specialized in meditation, ayurveda and modern spirituality. She is passionate about exploring the potentials of human consciousness in a way that respects, unites and transcends global culture and tradition.


Briya is a long-term student of Berdhanya Swami Tierra, a female mystic and shaman of South American origin. She also holds studies in ayurveda at Anjali School of Ayurveda (Kerala, India) and a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the University of Ottawa. She is the creator of Ayurveda for Vibrant Living, a practical exploration of the fundamentals of the science of self-healing.


Briya is based in Ottawa, Canada and can be reached at briyafreeman@gmail.com


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