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Meatless Monday: Roasted Cauliflower With Radishes And Chickpeas

Last year I signed up for a three year subscription plan for Real Simple magazine. I love getting the new issue in the mail. I always think I'll read it right away (or take it on the plane when traveling) and try some of the recipes. My best intentions, however, are usually just that: intentions.

The January issue of the magazine sat on my coffee table since January! ENOUGH, I thought earlier last week. I forced myself to read through the stories, highlight a few products and rip a few of the recipes that looked interesting. 

That's how I finally ended up making a version of Real Simple's Roasted cauliflower and radish salad with soft-cooked eggs.

Roasted Cauliflower With Radishes And Chickpeas
Slightly adapted from Real Simple

Ingredients for 4
1 head cauliflower, cut into bite-size pieces
10 radishes, halved
2 cups chickpeas {I used home-cooked ones, but you can use canned}
olive oil
salt & pepper to taste
4 eggs
dressing: olive oil, whole grain mustard, sherry vinegar {about equal parts of each}
1/2 cup chopped toasted hazelnuts
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
4 slices of toast

1. Preheat the oven to 425F. In a bowl, combine cauliflower, radishes and chickpeas. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast for about 30 minutes in a single layer on a large rimmed cookie sheet, shaking the pan occasionally. For a bit of crunch, broil the vegetables for 5 extra minutes.

2. Meantime, poach your eggs.

3. Whisk together ingredients for the dressing, taste, season with salt and pepper.

4. Serve roasted vegetables in a bowl topped with a poached egg, a drizzle of the dressing, chopped hazelnuts and cilantro and a slice of toast.

My poached egg flipped upside down when I was placing it in the bowl and the yolk completely leaked. I'm sure you'll do better!

This was a satisfying lunch and would also make a fun brunch dish. You can roast the vegetables in advance and serve them at room temperature or reheat.

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Happy Meatless Monday!