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Sicilian-Style Roasted Cauliflower

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 20 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 4 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 8 ingredients

Inspired by the rich flavors of Sicily, these Sicilian-style roasted cauliflower slices not only look good, they taste good, too. And they couldn’t be easier to make. Simply cutting the cauliflower into slices makes this...


  • 1 medium head of cauliflower
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • ¾ cups good quality bread, cut into a small dice
  • ¼ cup Kalamata olives, pitted and coarsely chopped
  • ¼ cup parsley leaves, coarsely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted
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Nutrition Facts


176 cals


13 g

Saturated Fat

2 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

3 g

Monounsaturated Fat

7 g


14 g


4 g


4 g


5 g


426 mg


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Cut the cauliflower lengthwise into ½-inch thick slices. Place the cauliflower on the prepared baking sheet. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper. Roast in the oven until well browned, turning halfway through, for 20-25 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, heat the remaining tablespoon of olive oil in a wide skillet, over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and cook until it just begins to turn a light golden. Add the cubed bread and cook, stirring frequently until well browned. Stir in the olives, parsley and pine nuts.  Cook for 1 minute. Let sit in pan until the cauliflower is ready.
  4. Transfer the roasted cauliflower to a serving dish and top with the breadcrumb mixture. Eat hot or at room temperature.

Chef Tips

You may have some cauliflower left over from the not-so-perfect first and last slices. Roast and freeze them to make our Roasted Cauliflower Soup at another time. Or, if you prefer, you can make the entire dish with florets.

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