Jeweled Cauliflower

"A whole head of cauliflower is roasted to a golden brown and smothered in rich pistachio pesto to form a breathtaking centerpiece."
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Prep time 10mins
Cook time 25mins
Serves or Makes: 6

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  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • Salt, To Taste
  • 1 cup pistachios, roasted and unsalted
  • 1 cup mint
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 Roasted chili peppers


  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 400ºF and set a cooling rack inside a baking sheet. This helps roast the entire cauliflower from the bottom up as well as the top down.

  • Step 2

    Coat the cauliflower with 1/4 cup olive oil and salt. Bake for 25 minutes or until tender.

  • Step 3

    Meanwhile, make the pistachio sauce: in a high-powered blender, blend the pistachios, mint, lemon juice, and remaining olive oil together until consistency is similar to pesto.

  • Step 4

    Coat the roasted cauliflower with pistachio sauce. Top with roasted chili peppers.

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