The 40 Year Old Bat Mitzvah

Desperation Side Dish for Passover

Posted in Uncategorized by Juliet on April 22, 2014

Food fatigue is setting in. In a moment of desperation (a Jewish Hail Mary pass if you will) on the sixth night of Passover I made this Martha Stewart cauliflower dish that I remembered the kids liking.

ZOMG was it ever a hit! Everyone loved it. My one self-critique is it was maybe a teeny bit too salty. It’s hard to adjust the seasonings when the cauliflower is raw since I really, really do not like raw cauliflower. So maybe salt it less than you think and add more to taste once it’s cooked.

Cauliflower cooked this way does NOT have any cooking odor. It really doesn’t even taste like cauliflower anymore, actually. Many (most?) of us would say that’s a good thing.

I had half a head of cauliflower left over from making a vegetable soup and this was the perfect thing to make.


Preheat oven to 450. Line baking sheet with foil. Cut cauliflower into small pieces. Pieces should be roughly the same size so they cook evenly. Drizzle with 1-2 T olive oil. Sprinkle with 1-2 tsp kosher salt, several grinds of black pepper, and a dash of paprika. Mix to coat evenly.

Bake for 20-25 minutes, removing sheet halfway to stir/shake cauliflower.


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