Crispy Cauliflower Cakes with Herb Sauce and Arugula Salad

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Crispy Cauliflower Cakes with Herb Sauce and Arugula SaladRecipe
Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Kellie Gerber Kelley
To toast panko, place in a large skillet, and cook over medium heat 3 minutes or until browned, stirring frequently.
Serves 4


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12 ounces cauliflower florets
1 (10-ounce) peeled baking potato, cut into 4 wedges
2 large shallots, halved lengthwise
1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 ounces fontina cheese, shredded (about 1/2 cup)
1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs), lightly toasted
2 tablespoons grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
2 tablespoons light sour cream
2 tablespoons canola mayonnaise (such as Hellmann's)
2 teaspoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
2 teaspoons minced fresh chives
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 garlic clove, minced
4 cups baby arugula
1/2 cup halved grape tomatoes
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice


Hands-on: 30 Minutes
Total: 1 Hour, 30 Minutes

1. Preheat oven to 400°.

2. To prepare cakes, place cauliflower, potato, and shallots on a baking sheet. Drizzle 1 1/2 tablespoons oil over vegetables; toss. Bake at 400° for 35 minutes or until tender, stirring once. Place cauliflower mixture in a food processor; pulse 10 times or until chopped. Scrape mixture into a bowl. Add fontina, thyme, salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, and egg, stirring well.

3. Combine panko and Parmigiano-Reggiano in a shallow dish. Using wet hands, shape cauliflower mixture into 8 (1-inch-thick) patties; dredge in panko mixture. Place patties on baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 25 minutes or until browned, turning once.

4. To prepare sauce, combine sour cream and next 5 ingredients (through garlic) in a small bowl.

5. To prepare salad, combine arugula, tomatoes, 2 teaspoons oil, and juice; toss well to coat. Place 1 cup arugula mixture on each of 4 plates; top with 2 cakes and 1 tablespoon herb sauce.

Created date

June 2013

Nutritional Information

Calories 305
Fat 17.5 g
Satfat 5.2 g
Monofat 8.8 g
Polyfat 2.2 g
Protein 11.7 g
Carbohydrate 26.8 g
Fiber 3.9 g
Cholesterol 68 mg
Iron 1.9 mg
Sodium 569 mg
Calcium 194 mg