Friday, May 10, 2013

Gwyneth Paltrow's Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpeas



As Gwyneth has just been voted the world's most beautiful woman I thought it only sensible to see what she eats.  On the whole she eats REALLY well.  Not surprisingly no deep fried snicker bars or anything of that nature.  Her new book "It's All Good" is - on the whole - all good.  Gwyneth knows what to do with a cauliflower. I have a weakness for cauliflower, that poor misunderstood and over boiled vegetable.  When roasted it's divine, sweet and flavorful, add some roasted chickpeas, a tangy finger licking good dressing and fresh parsley and you've got a treat.  I had this for lunch today, I'm having the leftovers for dinner. Great recipe Gwyneth!





Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpeas,
                       adapted from Gwyneth Paltrow's book "It's All Good"

1, 14oz can of chickpeas, rinsed, drained and dried
1 cauliflower, cut up into florets
1-2 tablespoons olive oil
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon of lemon zest
Fresh parsley

For the dressing.

3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
2 tablespoons Dijon Mustard
5-6 tablespoons of olive oil
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Heat the oven to 425 F

Place the florets and chickpeas on a large baking tray.  Sprinkle with the olive oil, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes and lemon zest.

Shake well and place in the oven for approximately 35-40 minutes or until the cauliflower is golden.

Remove from the oven.

To make the dressing, place all the ingredients in a jar, screw the lid on tight and shake well.

Place the cauliflower and chickpeas in a bowl, pour over the dressing, add as much chopped parsley as you like and toss together.

Grab a fork and dig in.


27 comments:

  1. They look like fun!. I had watched her on Rachel Ray talk show the other day, she had some serious gluten free recipes.

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  2. No deep fried Snickers? Does she know what she's missing??? ;) Actually, your roasted cauliflower and chic peas looks fantastic. Have a great weekend Mary!

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  3. Roasted is the only way I really like cauliflower. Though I don´t think this recipe will make me rich and blonde...ja

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  4. How often have I roasted cauliflower or garbanzos, but never together. What a great idea.

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  5. Will try this as soon as I buy some cauliflower, thanks!

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  6. I agree that the cauliflower is misunderstood and so boring when just cooked plain in water! The only way my kids would eat it was in a cheese sauce! I'll have to try roasting this vegetable and I really like chickpeas.
    I've never heard of roasted Snickers. What's a Snicker?!
    Have a great weekend, Mary!

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  7. Oooh, this looks good! I love roasted cauliflower, but haven't thought to pair it with little round garbanzos. The dressing sounds yummy as well.

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  8. Ok, don't you just LOVE her cookbook? I bought it thinking I might make one or two recipes, but I have made 3 so far they are all big-time hits! I made and loved her thai chicken burgers and my family did as well. Big thumbs up from all of them. I also made her sweet potato soup yesterday and it is amazing. It tastes all creamy, but there is no cream. I also made the dark chocolate bark today and yes, that is why I'm up and totally wired right now because I had a huge piece at 8:00. Oh well, it's the perfect time for me to catch up on my favorite blogs. I saw this cauliflower recipe and wanted to try it and I'm glad you tried it and liked it. Now, I know I will love it. Don't you love the introduction by that doctor (spacing on his name)? I really loved it because it's so insightful and true and just plain honest. Have a great night and a Happy Mother's Day! xoxo, Jackie

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  9. I always forget about cauliflower--but this loos like I need to remember it!

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  10. You are right, Gwyneth does know how to eat. I believe she was on a series with Mario Batalli and maybe Mark Bittman. Great looking recipe and so healthy too. We need to eat more cauliflower.

    Hope you have a lovely weekend.
    Sam

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  11. I don't know about the most beautiful, but I've sure heard a lot about her cookbook. Nice to see a recipe from it. Love roasted cauliflower and this has a nice twist to it.

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  12. I wondered about her cookbook! I love cauliflower, and roasted is best. I've recently overcome my aversion to chick peas. This looks healthy and flavorful.

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  13. I have been curious about "It's All Good". This recipe looks great and now I know I will have to look up that cookbook! Thanks :)

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  14. I LOVE cauliflower, Mary, and this looks like a wonderful dish. Thanks for sharing Gwyneth's tasty dish. Happy Mother's Day! XO

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  15. I've heard a lot of criticism about her cookbook so it's great to see a recipe from it! A recipe that I might add looks and sounds insanely delicious! What a great way to elevate cauliflower.

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  16. Mary, your pictures of the roasted cauliflower and chickpeas are fantastic - I love roasted cauliflower too and I much prefer to roast it than to boil it. I have heard (and read) a lot about Gwyneth Paltrow´s new cookbook and I was curious about it - all I can say is that this recipe looks awfully delicious to me!
    Have a very Happy Mother´s Day week, Mary!

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  17. I love the sound of this. I discovered roasting cauliflower last year - it's brilliant and so much better than steamed/boiled.

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  18. Roasted cauliflower is a regular feature around here. I can imagine the nutty goodness the chickpeas give. Will give it a try. I may have to make it my private lunch. Mr. Rosemary loves cauliflower. Chickpeas? Not so much :(

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  19. Oh...this sounds really healthful and delicious. I agree, I don't like cauliflower that are boiled to death! LOL...they are so much better with the roasting method. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. I haven't tried roasting cauliflower but it sounds good to me too. I might try it this week.

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  21. We love roasted cauliflower around here and this sounds like such a tasty way to enjoy it!

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  22. Hello! It sounds very well! I have to prove this way of cooking the cauliflower and the chickpeas. It´s an unknown recipe for me.
    Regards! A kiss!

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  23. What a simple yet wonderful recipe- and hope you had a happy Mothers' Day x

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  24. Amazing dish!Ingredients I love matched perfectly!
    Many kisses,sweet Mary!

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  25. Mary, This dish looks amazing! I could make a whole meal out of this dish…love cauliflower!

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  26. This dish IS amazing, and so easy to make. It is now a regular staple in our home, but often I substitute cilantro for the parsley -- adds a nice twist and a different flavor while not being overwhelming either.

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