Cauliflower and Carrots for Recipe Friday

Okay, so this is a pretty basic recipe but it’s one of my family’s favorites for a vegetable side dish. It’s also really easy to make.

I first started combining cauliflower and carrots when my son was young. He loved carrots, but I wanted him to learn to like cauliflower, too. So I would make him eat at least two flowerets of cauliflower with his carrots. Then after a while I’d say, “Just have three.” Then four. One time a couple of years ago for his birthday I asked him what vegetable he wanted with his lasagna dinner. “Cauliflower,” he said. Not even with carrots. But I still like the combo.

Cauliflower and Carrots


1 medium head of cauliflower
2 medium carrots
1 tsp marjoram
1 tsp summer savory
Butter (optional)


Cut cauliflower into small flowerets; cut large ones in half or thirds to make bite sized pieces. Peel and slice carrots. Place carrots first into a 2 quart saucepan, then add cauliflower. Cover with water. Add marjoram, savory, and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium high and continue at a low boil for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally to get the herbs to cover the vegetables. Strain and serve. Top with butter if desired.

Personally, I love this side dish without the butter, and it is much healthier that way. But it does taste a little better with butter. But then again, what doesn’t?

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2 Responses

  1. I love carrots and cauliflower too. I’m mostly a raw veggie eater. You help me to broaden my horizons. 🙂 God bless you and keep you cooking!
    p.s. Linda, I mentioned that Casting Crowns had been here earlier in the week. Nope. Not true. They come to IL near the end of Oct. There just is so much excitement and anticipation over them, I thought they had already played! Sorry for the untruth!!!

    • Deb, I just got home from the concert. It was awesome! And all about Jesus. Some part made me smile and some parts made me cry, but all was to the glory of God!

      I like a lot of veggies raw, too, like cucumbers, radishes, and sweet peppers. But I don’t like cauliflower raw at all and carrots raw aren’t my favorites. I used to cook the cauliflower until it was mushy, like my mom did, but my husband likes it firmer and I’ve learned to like it just barely soft now, too. 🙂 Peace, Linda

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