Garlic Cauliflower is great for a low-carb diet, adding some flavor to what normally could be a bland dish. Add paprika, red wine vinegar, cayenne pepper and salt and pepper give it lots of flavor and nutrition.

Garlic Cauliflower Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 10 min
Ready In: 30 min

Servings: 5

1 large Cauliflower separated into florets
6 tbsp Olive Oil
4 small cloves Garlic, minced
1 tbsp Paprika
1 tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
1/8 tsp Cayenne Pepper
1 to taste Salt and fresh Ground Black Pepper


Break the cauliflower up into florets. Steam the cauliflower in the microwave or boil in enough until tender, about 8 to 10 minutes, depending upon the strength of your microwave. Drain the cauliflower and place it in serving bowl.
While the cauliflower is cooking, heat the olive oil in a small skillet and sauté the garlic over medium heat for 1 minute. Remove from the heat and add remaining ingredients, stirring to mix well. Pour over the cauliflower to coat, and serve immediately.

Tips & Notes
Many popular diets advise against eating anything white. Foods like pasta, rice, white bread, sugar and other white foods are off limits.
However, cauliflower is a white food you can feel good about eating.
This non-starchy vegetable is a cruciferous vegetable like cabbage and broccoli. High intake of cruciferous vegetables is associated with a lower risk of some cancers. They contain vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients, or plant nutrients, that may help neutralize damaging toxins.
Glucosinolates are sulfur-containing compounds that give cauliflower its pungent smell and flavor. Glucosinolates activate the body’s detoxification system. Chewing breaks down glucosinolates into their active form, which triggers the detoxification process. Research suggests they may play a role in preventing various types of cancers. Cauliflower contains the second highest amount of glucosinolates, after broccoli.
Potassium is an essential dietary mineral. Normal body functions, including regular heartbeats and proper body hydration, depend on proper potassium concentrations both inside and outside of cells. Cauliflower is an excellent, low-calorie source of potassium.
Vitamin C is an antioxidant that promotes skin and brain health. When you think of vitamin C, you might think of oranges or other fruit. But cauliflower has a surprisingly high amount of vitamin C.


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