Made with immune boosting and cold busting turmeric, ginger, and garlic, today I am so excited to share another one of my cold weather favorites- my Golden Cauliflower and White Bean Stew. An intensely yellow, rustically chunky, and flavor packed one-pot meal, this simple vegetable stew boasts detoxifying and antioxidant rich cauliflower, juicy tomatoes and raisins, heaps of leafy spinach, and creamy cannellini beans. Liquid gold bright enough to make the chilliest day shine. I serve my stew over ½ cup couscous, brown basmati rice, or with a crusty knob of baguette.
1 tablespoons olive oil
1 large sweet onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 inch knob fresh ginger, peeled and minced
2 teaspoons ground cumin
½ teaspoon turmeric
1 large head cauliflower, cored and cut into bite sized florets
2 medium heirloom tomatoes, rustically cubed
½ cup raisins
4 cup vegetable broth
1 can (15 ounces) cannellini beans, thoroughly rinsed and drained
4 cups baby spinach
salt & pepper to taste
In a large Dutch oven or heavy pot, heat olive oil over medium-high heat until just hot. Add onion and garlic and sauté, stirring frequently, until onion is translucent and soft, but not browned (about 6 minutes). Add ginger, cumin, and turmeric and continue to sauté until spices are pungent (about 30 seconds).
Stir in cauliflower, tomatoes, raisins, and broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and allow stew to simmer until all vegetables are fork tender (about 20 minutes). Uncover and stir in beans, spinach, and seasoning; stir until spinach is just wilted. Serve and enjoy!
Nutritional Information [per serving = 2 ½ cups]
195 Calories, 37g Carbohydrates, 2.7g Fat, 8.9g Protein, 8.7g Fiber, 16.7g Sugar
Cheddar cauliflower, sweet onion, heirloom tomatoes, and baby spinach provided by Glen’s Garden Market, a locavore-minded market located just outside the heart of Washington, DC’s Dupont Circle. Glen’s has generously gifted me an eight-week CSA [community supported agriculture], overflowing with organic and chemical free local produce.