Ever tire of the same old vegetable side dishes? I know we tire of the standard corn, peas, green beans etc., and try to vary our vegetables often. Getting the little one’s ( and some stubborn older ones) to experiment is often an exercise in futility, but I’ve found if it looks appealing, they will not only try it, but actually enjoy it. The cauliflower recipe below has been a big hit around here for a long time…I just never mention to the stubborn ones they are eating cauliflower! This side dish goes very well with chicken, pork or seafood. It’s quick, easy and delicious…give it a try!

You will need :

Large, heavy saucepan with lid
Slotted spoon

1 14-1/2 oz can stewed tomatoes, chopped. Do not drain.
1/2 cup diced onion
1 clove garlic, minced
4 cups cauliflower florets
3 Tbs fresh lemon juice
1 tsp sugar
ΒΌ tsp ground black pepper
1 Tbs chopped fresh parsley


In a large saucepan combined tomatoes, onion and garlic. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 5 minutes or until onion is tender.

Stir in cauliflower, lemon juice, sugar and pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 8-10 min or until cauliflower is tender. Place in serving bowl and garnish with parsley. Use a slotted spoon to serve and enjoy!

Note: A sprinkle of Parmesan cheese is a great option!