Spiced Cauliflower + Green Romesco

Obsessed with this Spiced Cauliflower + Green Romesco for an easy weeknight dinner recipe! It’s low carb, gluten free, vegan, and packed with flavor!

So I just finished day two of biking my kids to school. It huuurts!! There are hilllls in California. Hills both ways! I’m so jersey that I saw a hill, looked at Jaryd and said, “Do you think that’s a landfill?” Insert blank stare. Apparently California is just hilly 🙂

Spiced Cauliflower + Green Romesco

But I love that I’m working a bike ride into my daily routine. After I drop the kids off the I bike past this one area that has the most amazing smell. I’m pretty sure it’s Eucalyptus, but man, it’s divine. Plus maybe I’ll get super awesome at biking, or at least just a better casual biker. For instance, I just reintroduced stand up peddling to get up hills. It’s shockingly effective. 

On day one as I biked the kids home from school on the final hill, I peddled standing up the entire way until I got to the top. I don’t mean to brag (wait, yes I do), but I was met with an “impressive” by a passerby-er at the top. I know what you’re thinking, “um, he was just trying to hit on you and you’re probably not that impressive.” But to diffuse any misconceptions as to said pedestrian’s motivation, this is what I look like:

Spiced Cauliflower + Green Romesco

Leaning more toward impressive hill skillz now, eh?! Don’t worry everyone, I bought a new helmet so I’m hoping the bulbous-ness above will be put to rest 😉 Also note the smushed blueberry permanently affixed to the top of my helmet. 

So let’s make some Spiced Cauliflower + Green Romesco. It is so delicious and has tons of flavors that I know you’ll fall in love with. Oh and did I mention it is CRAZY easy?

Spiced Cauliflower + Green Romesco

On a lined baking sheet, place the cut poblano pepper, green pepper, and 3 garlic cloves. Drizzle with olive oil and roast in the oven for 10 minutes. 

While the peppers are roasting, toss the cauli florets in a large bowl with olive oil and paprika until it’s well coated. 

Remove the peppers and garlic from the oven and place into the food processor. 

Spiced Cauliflower + Green Romesco

Then, spread the cauli out onto the baking sheet and place them in the oven for 30-35 minutes, until soft and browned. 

Add the sliced almonds, cilantro, white wine vinegar, olive oil, and sea salt into the food processor.

Process for 30 seconds, then use a rubber spatula to scrape down the sides and process again for another 10-20 seconds until combined. 

Spiced Cauliflower + Green Romesco

Place a dollop of romesco on each plate. Toast the pine nuts and set aside in a bowl. 

In the same pan, add 1 teaspoon of olive oil and the cut up scallions. Sauté the scallions until they are browned and set aside. When the cauli is done add them to the plate and top with the pine nuts and scallions.  

Spiced Cauliflower + Green Romesco

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Spiced Cauliflower with Green Romesco

  • Author: Lindsay// The Toasted Pine Nut
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour

Description

Obsessed with this Spiced Cauliflower + Green Romesco for an easy weeknight dinner recipe! It’s low carb, gluten free, vegan, and packed with flavor!


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Ingredients

  • 1 poblano pepper, cut in large strips
  • 1 green bell pepper, cut in large strips
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cauliflower head, cut in medium florets
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • handful cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • two pinches of pink Himalayean sea salt
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 scallions, cut in 1/2 inch pieces

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. On a lined baking sheet, place the cut poblano pepper, green pepper, and 3 garlic cloves.
  3. Drizzle with olive oil and roast in the oven for 10 minutes.
  4. While the peppers are roasting, toss the cauli florets in a large bowl with olive oil and paprika until it’s well coated.
  5. Remove the peppers and garlic from the oven and place into the food processor.
  6. Then, spread the cauli out onto the baking sheet and place them in the oven for 30 minutes, until soft and browned.
  7. Add the sliced almonds, cilantro, white wine vinegar, olive oil, and sea salt into the food processor.
  8. Process for 30 seconds, then use a rubber spatula to scrape down the sides and process again for another 10-20 seconds until combined.
  9. Place a dollop of romesco on each plate.
  10. Toast the pine nuts and set aside in a bowl.
  11. In the same pan, add 1 teaspoon of olive oil and the cut up scallions.
  12. Sauté the scallions until they are browned and set aside.
  13. When the cauli is done add them to the plate and top with the pine nuts and scallions.


Notes

Calories 358; Fat 34.3g (Sat 4.1g); Protein 6.0g; Carb 12.3g (net carbs 7.2); Fiber 5.1g; Sodium 25mg

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Enjoy!! xo

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