No. 1 : Quick Recipe

Miso Sesame Roasted Cauliflower over Farro

  • 1 Large Head Cauliflower
  • ¼ Cup Light or White Miso Paste
  • 2 TB Toasted or Dark Sesame Oil
  • 1 TB Avocado or Grapeseed Oil
  • 2 TB Tamari or Light Soy Sauce
  • 3 TB Unseasoned Rice Wine Vinegar
  • 1 – 2 Tsp Red Pepper Flakes
  • 4 Cups Prepared Farro, cooked as package directs
  • 2 TB Chopped Cilantro
  • 2 TB Sesame Seeds

Step One

Preheat the oven to 425F. Chop the cauliflower into small florets, add the florets to a ziplock bag.

Step Two

Add the miso paste, oils, tamari, rice vinegar, red pepper flakes to a small bowl and whisk together.  Pour the mix into the ziplock bag with the cauliflower and massage the bag, set aside while the oven is preheating for about 15 minutes.

Step Three

Spread the cauliflower out in a single layer on a parchment lined sheet tray. Slide into the oven and roast the cauliflower for 15 minutes. Remove and using a spatula, turn the cauliflower over and roast for another 10 minutes until well-browned. Place on top of farro and garnish with cilantro and sesame seeds.

No. 2 : Kitchen Scoop

Miso Paste is a pantry item that will pack your dishes with flavor and keep in your fridge for months. Not only does miso add savory tastes to your recipes, it’s also good for you. Because it’s a fermented seasoning, miso contains probiotics – healthy bacteria which may boost your immunity and promote a healthier gut. Although naturally salty, you can buy miso with lower sodium. I’ve chosen to use “white, light, or mild” miso paste because it has a savory, but slightly sweet flavor that complements the rich flavor of the sesame oil.

No. 3 : Clever Idea

If you are using bagged cauliflower florets for the recipe, make sure to cut them smaller than the precut. The smaller the floret, the more surface area to soak up all that yummy marinade.

No. 4 : Cheers!

R Stuart Big Fire Pinot Gris
About $15

Pinot Gris is an excellent pairing for this flavorful dish. I’ve chosen one that’s easy to find and especially delicious as we roll into spring. Full bodied, with flavors of lemon curd and honey that jump out of the glass, but it finishes with a bright crisp acidity that will make you want more. Big Fire is R Stuart’s entry Pinot Gris, but you don’t have to tell anyone, the quality for the price of this bottle is amazing. Super for an easy weeknight meal, or sharing on the weekend. (Someday soon:)

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