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Cauliflower with Water Chestnuts and Black Olives

Rated as 3.5 out of 5 Stars

"This cauliflower dish is very simple and mild in taste. It is inspired by Momofuku Ko's skate dish. They used this cauliflower, olive, and water chestnut combination as the side dish. I was blown away - the crispy texture of water chestnut works perfectly with the soft and earthy taste of the cauliflower."
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20 m servings 164
Original recipe yields 2 servings


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  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil; add 1 teaspoon salt. Cook cauliflower chunks in the boiling water until slightly softened, about 2 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water. Cut into bite-size chunks.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over high heat. Cook and stir garlic until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add cauliflower; cook and stir for 1 minute. Stir in water chestnuts and olives. Add water; cook until water evaporates, about 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Substitute broth for the water if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 164 calories; 7.1 24.6 4.3 0 1665 Full nutrition

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With no flavor development for this, made for a bland dish, as expected. Not bad. Bland. I added some shredded cheese, a dab of Crystals and a sprinkling of red pepper. I added 1/2 cup of water...

We like all of these ingredients separately, but I wasn't sure how it was gonna go with them combined...we liked it! I only ended up adding a few Tbsps. of water instead of the full 1/2 cup, an...