Sabtu, 17 Desember 2016

Roasted Cauliflower with Apples, Bacon & Balsamic vinegar

Always on the look out for a new easy side dish.  I love that you can easily prep this ahead and just throw in a hot oven to cook while you concentrate on the rest of the dinner.  I found this recipe on this site and I was instantly smitten and wanted to give it a try.

Many of you may have heard me complain about balsamic vinegar.... I am not usually a fan of the stuff.  While I love the tangy vinegar, it's usually too sweet and too dark colored, ruining the colors of a dish.  In this dish, it's wonderful.   I take it all back (for n

Serves about 4-6

1 head cauliflower, broken into flowerettes
2 apples, de-cored and cut into thick slices, or chunks
4 thick slices bacon, cut into strips
2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
Salt & Pepper

Marinate the cauliflower and apples in the vinegar for about 1 hour.  I used a gallon ziploc bag and shook it altogether.

Preheat the oven to 400°F. Spray a rimmed baking sheet with oil.
Spread out the cauliflower and apple slices on the prepared baking sheet and cover with the chopped bacon and generous amounts of salt and pepper.

Roast for 40 minutes.
Remove from the oven and using a spatula, flip the cauliflower mixture.
Place back in the oven and roast for another 15 minutes, or until the cauliflower is tender and the bacon is crisp.

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