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  • Writer's pictureJessica Larit

Roasted Cauliflower with Romesco and Toasted Almonds!

This is one of my favorite appetizers! Romesco is a traditional Spanish pepper sauce and is delicious paired with roasted cauliflower. I like to add toasted spicy almonds on top to bring all of the flavors together. This healthy and flavorful appetizer will have your guests begging for more!

Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes


-1 head of cauliflower (cut up into pieces)

-2 tablespoons olive oil

-1/2 teaspoon ground pepper

-pinch of salt

-pinch of garlic powder

-1/4 cup parmesan (grated)

-2 tablespoons fresh basil (chopped)

Romesco Sauce:

-2 1/2 Organic Whole Roasted Red Peppers (jarred)

-1 clove of garlic

-1/2 teaspoon pepper

-pinch of salt

-1/4 cup sliced almonds (toasted)

-1/2 teaspoon balsamic vinegar

-1/2 teaspoon paprika

-1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Spicy Almond Garnish:

-1/4 cup sliced almonds

-1/2 tablespoon salted butter

-sprinkle of paprika

-sprinkle of cayenne pepper

Next Step:

-Preheat oven to 400 F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

-Chop up the cauliflower into bite size pieces. Try to make them the same size so they cook at the same rate.

-Drizzle the olive oil, ground pepper, salt, garlic powder, and parmesan on the cauliflower and toss to combine.

-Bake for 15-18 minutes. Then broil for 2-3 minutes to crisp up the cauliflower. (I like my vegetables on the firmer side, so if you would like them softer bake longer)

-While the cauliflower is baking make the Romesco sauce.

-On the stovetop lightly toast the sliced almonds. This should only take 2-3 minutes.

-To your blender add the peppers, garlic, toasted almonds, balsamic vinegar, paprika, pepper, salt, and red pepper flakes.

-Blend until smooth. Set aside.

-On the stovetop melt the butter and add the sliced almonds to your pan. Sprinkle the almonds with paprika and cayenne pepper. Toss for 3-4 minutes until the almonds are light brown and toasted. Set aside.

-Plate your dish.

-Add the Romesco sauce to the plate. Then layer the cauliflower on top. Garnish with the spicy toasted almonds and fresh basil.


*I like the Romesco sauce at room temperature, but you can heat it up if you would like.*

Roasted Cauliflower with Romesco
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