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Turmeric Cauliflower w/ Spiced Sunflower

Turmeric Cauliflower Recipe Healthy Eats RVA

Posted on: December 15, 2019 by Kiryako Sharikas

This Healthy Eats recipe is brought to you by The Daily Kitchen & Bar.

This cauliflower dish is best on any occasion, either as a starter or to compliment a meal! Learn how to make this dish at home and all if it’s nutritional benefits!

Cauliflower Nutritional Facts: Cauliflower is super high in Vitamin C. In fact, in just one serving you can find 100% of your suggested Vitamin C intake. You’ll also find 25% of your daily recommended amount of Vitamin K.

Did you know there are different colors of cauliflower? Orange cauliflower holds 25% more Vitamin A than it’s white counterpart and purple cauliflower has anthocyanins antioxidants.

Good Read: Why is Tumeric Good For You?

Turmeric Cauliflower Ingredients

  • 2 heads of cauliflower
  • 1 stick of unsalted butter
  • 1 TBSP turmeric
  • 1 tsp kosher salt

Cauliflower Puree Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp white truffle oil (optional)


  1. Preheat your oven to 425 and set a small stockpot on the stove over medium-low heat.
  2. Start with the cauliflower, cut both directly in half to reveal the root in the center. With the point of your knife cut out the root in a V  pattern and pick the florets apart. The root can be used for the puree.
  3. Add the cauliflower roots and the florets from 1 head of cauliflower to pot with cream, water, salt and 1 stick of butter.
  4. Once the cream starts to rise, (about 10-15 min) reduce heat and cook on low heat for 5 more minutes until cauliflower is soft but still has body. (*Too crunchy will result in a puree with chunks, too soft and the puree will not stand up)
  5. Meanwhile, on a different burner in a small saucepot, melt your tsp of butter with the tumeric and kosher salt.
  6. Once melted, mix the butter well and toss with the remaining uncooked cauliflower florets in a mixing bowl.
  7. When florets are covered in turmeric butter, spread them evenly on a baking sheet and cook in the oven for 10-12 minutes until just browning slightly.
  8. Moving Back to the Puree: When the cauliflower in the cream is done, transfer to your blender in small batches. Note: You do not need all of the liquid, just use enough liquid to make sure the mixture moves in the blender. *Once pureed you can fold in the truffle oil for an extra layer of flavor.
  9. Plating: Lay a spoonful of puree’ on the plate. Place the cauliflower on top then sprinkle sunflower seeds liberally on the cauliflower.

Spiced Sunflower Seed Ingredients

  • ½ cup roasted unsalted sunflower seeds
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp dry mustard
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme picked

Spiced Sunflower Seed Directions

  1. Simply mix all the ingredients together in a bowl until the seeds are coated.
  2. sprinkle sunflower seeds liberally on top of the completed cauliflower dish.

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