Transforming ordinary cauliflower into a stunning Roasted Cauliflower & Bulgur Pilaf main course is nothing short of a culinary revolution. Teamed with the zesty Greek classic, tzatziki, this dish promises a delightful burst of flavors. Set atop a hearty bed of whole grain bulgur, it’s a recipe that’s both nourishing and deeply satisfying.
- Cauliflower (florets): 285g
- Bulgur Wheat: 1/2 cup (Contains Wheat)
- Greek Yogurt: 100g (Contains Milk)
- Mini Cucumbers: 132g
- Lemon: 1
- Grape Tomatoes: 113g
- Garlic: 6g
- Dill: 7g
- Paprika-Cumin-Garlic Blend: 1 tbsp (Contains Sulphites)
- Pepitas: 28g
- Vegetable Broth Concentrate: 1 unit
- Oil: 3 tbsp
- Salt and Pepper
- Begin by heating your oven to 400°F for the cauliflower. Once hot, blend 3/4 cup water, broth concentrate, and 1/2 tsp salt in a pot and bring to a boil. Cut cauliflower into small pieces, mix with oil, salt, and pepper, and roast until golden (28-30 min).
- Add bulgur to the boiling water, then cover, remove from heat, and let it soak until tender (15-16 min).
- Grate cucumber into a bowl, season with salt, and set aside. Cut extra cucumber, halve tomatoes, and chop dill. Mix yogurt, grated cucumber, lemon juice, dill, and garlic for the tzatziki, seasoning as needed.
Serving and Enjoying Your Dish
The final touches can elevate this dish to new heights. Toast pepitas until golden, then sauté garlic in oil and combine with spices for a captivating aroma. Mix this spiced oil with the bulgur, adding in lemon zest and dill. Drizzle more oil over the roasted cauliflower for an extra flavor punch.
Assembling the dish is where the magic happens. Lay a foundation of spiced bulgur on each plate, then crown it with the golden, crispy cauliflower, fresh tomatoes, and crisp cucumber. A generous dollop of homemade tzatziki adds a creamy, tangy contrast, completing this culinary masterpiece. Squeeze over some fresh lemon juice for an additional zest, tying all the flavors together in a delightful harmony. This dish is a celebration of texture and taste, showcasing how simple ingredients can transform into a feast for the senses.