Roast Cauliflower Bites with Kale Pesto

Roasting cauliflower caramelizes it for a side or starter that adults and kids alike will love. Top with a nutritious kale pesto for extra flavor.


  • 1 large head cauliflower
  • Cooking spray
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 bunch Tuscan kale
  • 1 large clove garlic
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Grated Pecorino cheese
  • 2-3 tablespoons pine nuts
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Nutmeg
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Pre-heat the oven to 450°F.

Slice the cauliflower into two 1-inch-thick steaks and cut into florets so they are about two bites each. Spray with cooking spray and season with salt and pepper. Roast on a baking sheet to golden and caramelized, about 25 minutes.

Puree a few handfuls of kale in a food processor with 1 large clove garlic, olive oil, a fat handful of grated Pecorino cheese, pine nuts and lemon juice, and salt, pepper and nutmeg, to taste.

Arrange the cauliflower steak bites on a platter and top with rounded teaspoonful dollops of pesto.

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