This roasted cauliflower with pine nuts and raisins is a delicious side dish served warm or cold. Tossed with a lemon and olive oil vinaigrette and fresh parsley, it's a fresh Mediterranean recipe that goes with just about anything! Capers or olives can be substituted for raisins for a saltier, lower carb version.
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Roasted Cauliflower with Pine Nuts and Raisins

This roasted cauliflower with pine nuts and raisins is a delicious side dish served warm or cold. Tossed with a lemon and olive oil vinaigrette and fresh parsley, it's a fresh Mediterranean recipe that goes with just about anything! Capers or olives can be substituted for raisins for a saltier, lower carb version.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 245kcal
Author: Elizabeth Lindemann

Equipment

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Spread the cauliflower on the baking sheet, drizzle with 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Toss to coat. Spread cauliflower evenly on the baking sheet and roast for 20-25 minutes, tossing once, or until browned and tender.
  • Meanwhile, toast the pine nuts (1/4 cup) carefully in a medium, dry skillet over medium  heat. Keep an eye on them- they are easy to burn! Once they begin to turn fragrant and have a light brown color, add the raisins (1/4 cup), remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil, and lemon juice to the skillet. Cook for about one more minute on very low heat, or until raisins have softened and plumped a bit.
  • Turn off heat and stir in the parsley (1/4 cup) and lemon zest.
  • Toss the roasted cauliflower with the pine nut and raisin mixture. Serve immediately when it's warm, or allow to cool to room temperature so the flavors marry a bit. Add more salt and pepper if necessary.

Notes

  • Money saving tip: For a more budget-friendly option, substitute chopped walnuts, pecans, or slivered almonds for the pine nuts.
  • Raisin substitution: For a saltier, low-carb option, substitute capers or olives for the raisins.
  • The provided nutrition information does not include any added sodium from seasoning to taste, any optional ingredients, and it does not take brands into account. Feel free to calculate it yourself using this calculator or by adding the recipe to Yummly.

Nutrition

Calories: 245kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 47mg | Potassium: 569mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 316IU | Vitamin C: 75mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 2mg