This warm, Asian-inspired salad with Creamy Sesame Ginger Dressing looks as pretty as it tastes.
Too often, I stare at creamy white, firm heads of cauliflower in the market and then pass them by for lack of inspiration.
Well, not this week. Enough is enough. I pounce on the most beautiful head of cauliflower in the stack and set it in my cart.
Then, as often happens with a clear decision, the next step presents itself. A carton of shelled Edamame beans appear. What a gorgeous green! Now I have two ingredients, and an Asian theme is emerging.
But I’m a bit nonplused when a bag of huge multicolored raisins makes its way into the cart. They sparkle like translucent jewels in the see-through packaging. MauiJim is crazy for raisins.
So even though I can’t recall an Asian-inspired dish containing raisins, I give it a go with cauliflower, edamame, and creamy, spicy sesame ginger dressing, and voilà … warm cauliflower salad with edamame and raisins.
There are several ways to cook cauliflower. You can boil it, steam it, roast it, deep fry it, stir-fry it, or saute it. I love the saute method, because you control the crunch level of the cauliflower and also give it a little color.
The recipe is very simple and easy; it also helps us think of other ways we can make foods easily without always having to dig up new recipes. Cauliflower is the best vegetable for making different kinds of meals. You can boil it, roast it, fry it or eat it raw. I also have to mention two of the most important nutritional benefits of cauliflower: 1) it is low in fat and 2) high in water and Vitamin C.
Susan S. Bradley
Thanks Margaret! 🙂