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Radiatore with Cauliflower

by Berkeley Wellness  

Cauliflower has a shape similar to that of radiatore pasta giving you the impression that you’re eating more pasta than you actually are.

  • ⅓ cup golden raisins
  • ⅓ cup slivered sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1½ cups very hot water
  • 2 slices (1 ounce each) multigrain sandwich bread, finely crumbled
  • 8 ounces radiatore or short fusilli pasta
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 cups small cauliflower florets
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons anchovy paste
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ⅓ cup grated Parmesan cheese

1. In a small bowl, combine the raisins, sun-dried tomatoes, and hot water. Let stand until the raisins have softened, about 10 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, in a small ungreased skillet, toast the crumbled bread over low heat until lightly crisped and golden brown, about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat.

3. In a large pot of boiling water, cook the pasta according to package directions. Drain and transfer to a large bowl.

4. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, heat the oil over low heat. Add the cauliflower and cook, stirring frequently, until golden, about 5 minutes.

5. Add the raisins, sun-dried tomatoes, their soaking liquid, the garlic, anchovy paste, salt, and red pepper flakes. Cook until the cauliflower is tender, about 4 minutes.

6. Transfer the cauliflower mixture to the bowl of pasta. Add the breadcrumbs and Parmesan, and toss to combine.

Makes 4 servings.

Per serving: 380 calories, 7g total fat (2g saturated), 6mg cholesterol, 6g dietary fiber, 67g carbohydrate, 15g protein, 560mg sodium.

Good source of: folate, niacin, riboflavin, thiamin, vitamin C.