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Kounoupidi Vrasto: A Traditional Cauliflower Casserole Recipe

Kounoupidi vrasto is a healthy traditional Greek cauliflower casserole dish. Kounoupidi vrasto requires only four ingredients: cauliflower, extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, and salt. Cauliflower is one of the healthiest vegetables you can eat. It is rich in vitamins and minerals and promotes good health! Enjoyed cooked or raw, it is available all year-round.  This kounoupidi vrasto recipe serves around 4 persons and is really easy to make. As with all vegetables, be sure not to overcook cauliflower. It’s hard to believe something so easy to make can be so delicious and healthy!

Kounoupidi Vrasto – Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons of sea salt
  • Plus, ½ of teaspoon sea salt to add taste
  • 1 large head of white cauliflower
  • 3 tablespoons of lemon juice, freshly squeezed (about 1 lemon)
  • 3 tablespoons of Greek olive oil
  • 1 carrot, grated (optional)

Kounoupidi Vrasto  – Instructions

  1. Remove green leaves from cauliflower. Wash it with fresh cold water. Allow it to drain.
  2. Cut cauliflower florets into quarters. Let them sit for 5 minutes before cooking.
  3. Take a large pot. Add water.
  4. Bring water to a boil over medium-high heat. Add 3 tablespoons of salt. Stir.
  5. Add cauliflower to pot. Slowly lower it into the water.
  6. Cover pot. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until it is crisp-tender. Be careful not to overcook.
  7. Cauliflower is ready when it is crisp-tender.
  8. Take it out of the water. Place it for a couple of minutes to a strainer. Allow draining.
  9. Take a bowl. Add lemon juice, olive oil and ½ teaspoon of salt. Quickly whisk.
  10. Toss hot cauliflower with the lemon oil dressing.
  11. Taste to see if additional salt is needed. Add to taste.
  12. Serve immediately with grated carrot (optional).

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