Dry “Fried” Cauliflower and Chick Peas

Apparently, I’m on a cauliflower kick. I do that – get hooked on a particular vegetable and eat it incessantly. Oh, never fear. I haven’t quit eating my beloved broccoli slaw. I’ve just added cauli dishes into the rotation.

Today’s dish was inspired by my son’s love of popcorn. Okay, okay, it doesn’t taste anything like popcorn. But, it’s salty and topped with nutritional yeast and tastes yummy. And, that’s probably about as close as I’m going to get.

Sometimes, you just have to be happy with what you can eat.

And, if I close my eyes and pretend, it’s almost like eating popcorn. Well, if popcorn were served on spinach….

A bowl full of cauliflower and chick peas.

A bowl full of cauliflower and chick peas.

Dry “Fried” Cauliflower and Chick Peas

250 g. cauliflower, broken into bite-size pieces (about 1/2 a small head)
1/2 cup drained and rinsed canned chick peas
pinch of salt
1 T. lemon juice
1 T. nutritional yeast
85 g. (2 cups) baby spinach

Heat a dry skillet over high heat. Add the cauliflower, chick peas, and salt. Cook, shaking the pan occasionally, until the cauliflower has browned bits and is just beginning to soften. Remove from heat. Add lemon juice and toss. Put the baby spinach on a plate. Pile the cauliflower/chick pea mixture onto the spinach and top with nutritional yeast.

Serves 1 hungry mama.

Nutritional Info

Calories Carbs Fat Protein Fiber Sugar
217 42 1 18 15 7

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3 Responses to Dry “Fried” Cauliflower and Chick Peas

  1. The Healthy Apple says:

    These look amazing; I JUST found your blog and I love it; your recipes are amazing and so simple and clean and delish! I cannot wait to try them. I’m so excited!
    Have a great weekend and keep up the fabulous recipes!

  2. Pingback: Weekly Gluten-Free Roundup – May 20, 2012 « Celiac Kitchen Witch

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