Friday, November 28, 2008

Purpilicious :Whole grain Penne Pasta with Purple Cauliflower



Cruciferous Cauliflowers with anti-cancer properties ,blooms in 3 other colors(green,orange and purple) besides the common white color.Although it tastes slightly bitter than it common sibling(white cauliflower),its definitely a smart choice of eating a purple food in 5 a day diet.

Ingredients
4 cups Penne whole grain pasta(about 1/2 a pound)
2 cups cauliflower florets(purple or white ,any kind ,broccoli works too)
2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 big clove of garlic cloves, finely sliced
1/4 teaspoon chilly powder or fresh black pepper
1 plum tomato, finely chopped
Chopped fresh parsley or cilantro
Salt as per taste

Method
Heat olive oil in saucepan and saute garlic. Saute until aromatic and lightly brown. Add the chopped tomatoes and chilly powder. Cook until tomatoes are tender about 8 minutes. Stir in the cauliflower florets. Cover and cook for about 10 minutes until tender.
In meantime fill a large pot three-quarters full of water ,season with salt and bring to a boil. Add pasta to the boiling water and cook until al-dente(with a bite to it),8-10 minutes.Drain thoroughly.
Mix the pasta in the tomato mixture and toss to combine. Stir in the chopped parsley or cilantro and serve.
For more Purpilicious dishes don't miss the Food In Colors :Purple event hosted by Sunshinemom.

24 comments:

meeso said...

Wow, that looks great with the wheat pasta and purple cauliflower... and It's so healthy... YUM!

Happy cook said...

Wow this looks so beautiful and clever to use those purple florets .

Happy cook said...

Why dodn't you send this to colour purple event

Sara said...

The colored cauliflowers are fun, I bought orange cauliflower and green broccoflower last week.

Anjum said...

awesome looking dish...wana try making purple cauliflower

Vibaas said...

That looks so beautiful. I've never seen colored cauliflowers though...

Priya said...

Lovely n delicious penne...wat an awesome presentation..

Zee said...

Enticing colours:)..saw purple cauliflower just once in India..it is rare to find..I guess broccoli will be a good replacement.

Curry Leaf said...

Never tried purple cauliflower.This looks lovely.I agree with HappyCook-send it to FIC:Purple

Yasmeen said...

Thanks gals!
I was intending to send this recipe to FIC:purple soon,thanks for reminding me.

Ivy said...

I did even know there was a purple cauliflower. It looks great in the recipe. Does it taste the same as ordinary cauliflower?

Yasmeen said...

Ivy,purple cauliflower has slightly bitter than white cauliflower,it was ok for me although my son avoided it.

anudivya said...

Cute cute cute! Purple cauliflowers look so pretty with the pasta!

n33ma said...

This is the first time I'm seeing a purple cauliflower nevertheless looks awesome.

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

that is very creative.. looks colorful..

Cham said...

The purple sure is very catchy, good one!

Ning said...

Didn't know there is a purple or an orange variety of cauliflower. Interesting how we learn so much from each other's blogs. :)

Adlak's tiny world said...

Its very new one that purple cauliflower.. looks interesting.

Kitchen Flavours said...

We don't get this type of cauliflower here.

DEESHA said...

yummy Pasta .. nice idea with the cauliflowers

Yasmeen said...

Thanks!
this is a versatile pasta,you can use any other kind of pasta or cauliflower,broccoli will taste equally good.

Nick said...

Lovely color of the cauliflower,sure is rare to find

sunshinemom said...

I haven't seen purple cauliflower here at all! But they look so good - add a lot of brightness to the pasta. Thanks for the unique entry:)

Nazarina A said...

I saw this dish showcased on someone's blog in a some kind of round up and I must say Yasmeen, you are exquisitely purplelicious!!!

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