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Cauliflower and lentil parmigiana

Is there anything cauliflower can't do?

This healthy vegetarian meal uses crumbed cauliflower ‘schnitzels’ with a hearty lentil bolognese and toped with melted cheese.

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Lentil bolognese


1.Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F. Line a large oven tray with baking paper.
2.Coat cauliflower slices in flour; shake away excess. Dip slices in egg, then in combined breadcrumbs and parmesan to coat; place on lined tray. Spray cauliflower liberally with cooking-oil spray. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
3.Meanwhile, make lentil bolognese. Heat oil in a large deep frying pan over medium heat; cook onion, stirring, for 5 minutes or until browned lightly. Stir in garlic, basil, oregano, canned tomatoes and puree; simmer for 5 minutes. Add lentils; simmer, covered, for 4 minutes or until sauce thickens. Season.
4.Place cauliflower in a shallow ovenproof dish; spoon lentil bolognese over cauliflower. Top with cherry tomatoes and bocconcini; season. Bake for 15 minutes or until bocconcini bubbles and has melted. Serve topped with basil. Season to taste.

Because of the shape of a whole cauliflower, you will get irregular-sized slices from the cauliflower.


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