Greek infused cauliflower dish with peppers, zucchini, feta and kalamata's just like the salad but warm with cheesy goodness.

This Baked Feta & Cauliflower dish is clean but decadent, cheesy but clean. This dish is a healthy dish to serve any night of the week but great enough to serve to your special guests.

I love cauliflower because it is low on the glycemic index and you can add anything to enhance it. This dish has it all, cheese, garlic, Kalamatas... all my favorites. Now put it all in one dish and bake for a beautiful side dish or meal. We could add chicken an call it dinner!

Cauliflower is it one of the most versatile veggies, but it also contains some of every vitamin you need, as well as a healthy dose of fiber

Cauliflower is rich in antioxidants, low in carbs and calories… PLUS it has protective qualities to guard against cancer and heart disease! It’s also a good source of choline, which helps your metabolism, cell health, and supports many processes in your body.

6 servings

Ingredients:

2 cups ripe cherry tomatoes
1/ 2 - 1 cup Kalamata olives
3 fresh minced garlic cloves
4 Tbsps extra virgin olive oil, divided
sea salt and ground pepper, to taste
6 oz package of feta cheese
1 large head cauliflower, chopped into bite size peices
2 medium size sweet peppers ( I use 1 red, 1 orange)
1 red onion, sliced
1 large zucchini, chopped into slightly larger than bite size pieces
3 fresh garlic cloves, minced
1 cup freshly grated mozzarella
2 Tbsps freshly chopped parsley leaves

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees f.
  • In a 9×13″ baking dish add the cherry tomatoes, olives, garlic, olive oil, sea salt, and pepper to taste.
  • Toss everything well to coat.
  • Place the feta block in the center of your baking dish.
  • Drizzle feta with the remaining olive oil.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, or until feta begins to brown and tomatoes are bursting.
  • Meanwhile, steam your cauliflower florets for 5-6 minutes or until tender-crisp. Do not overcook the cauliflower, we don’t want them mushy.
  • Once your feta is done baking, remove from the oven and immediately start to mash with a fork and combine the feta and tomatoes to create a creamy sauce.
  • Stir in your steamed cauliflower florets, onions and peppers together with the second batch of minced garlic, Kalamata's, zucchini and a pinch of sea salt and pepper.
  • Top with freshly grated mozzarella and return to the oven.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes, until bubbly and golden on top.Garnish with fresh parsley or basil and enjoy!