Super light cauliflower gratin

2012-05-17
cauliflowergratin
  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 20m
  • Cook Time : 15m
  • Ready In : 40m

With the spring usually comes a period of the year in which diets cross everyone’s mind. Well I must say that I truly hate to be on a diet that forces me to eat something without any kind of flavor, I only want to eat something that makes my mouth water. I think that eating is one of the best thing in the world, and especially when you’re with your family and your friends.

Instead of stressing diets, I love to come up with yummy ideas that are also really light and perfect for a balanced meal, without loosing not even a tiny bit of flavor. If you like cauliflower you will definitely love it! Easy quick and veeeery good!

Ingredients

  • 1 cauliflower
  • 300ml of low fat milk (you can use also soy milk or rice milk if you have special needs)
  • 2 tbsp of corn starch
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 tsp of grounded nutmeg
  • 100gr of cheese (you can choose mozzarella, or parmigiano, emmenthaler or any cheese that melts)

Method

Step 1

Wash, cut into pieces and cook the cauliflower (you can boil it or steam it). It will take about 15 minutes.

Step 2

Drain the cauliflower and put it into the terrine or a baking pan, add salt and pepper to taste, but remember not to add too much salt. Later you will add besciamella sauce and cheese that will give extra saltiness to your dish.

Step 3

Dissolve the starch in a couple of spoon of milk into a little saucepan. Add the rest of the milk and then salt, pepper and the nutmeg. Bring it to a boil while stirring. As it thickens, let it cook for another 2 to 3 minutes then pour it on the cauliflower.

Step 4

Add a spoonful of grated cheese and mix all the ingredients gently. Cover with the rest of the cheese and broil for about 15 minutes. Serve tepid with some croutons or fresh bread.


You can prepare it for a buffet and serve it directly on the terrine, surrounded by various types of bread.

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