Adding turmeric (which contains the powerful golden-hued polyphenol curcumin) to what is this miracle veggie, cauliflower, may be especially powerful in fighting cancer. This anti-inflammatory, antioxidant-rich dish cooks up in just five minutes, making it perfect for lunch, dinner or even a quick snack. Impressively, one serving of this dish provides 181% of the daily value for vitamin C, 46% for vitamin K, and 33% for folate!

Yield: 2 Servings  


  • ½ kg cauliflower (one healthy medium size head)
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth; otherwise slightly salted water will do just fine
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric

Mediterranean Dressing


  1. At the market, select a firm head with no yellow or brown spots on the surface. Place it upside down in a ball with cold salted water and leave it for 15 min to make sure that any insects or harmful pesticides are removed.
  2. Cut cauliflower florets into quarters.
  3. Press or chop garlic.
  4. Heat the salted water or broth in a stainless steel skillet on medium heat.
  5. When broth begins to steam, add cauliflower and turmeric and cover. For “al dente” cauliflower, cook for no more than 5 minutes.
  6. Strain and transfer to a bowl. For more flavor, toss cauliflower with the Mediterranean dressing while it is still hot.

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