Holy Taco Roasted Cauliflower with Dates and Rosemary

By Summer of Eggplant
February 28, 2017
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Holy Taco Roasted Cauliflower with Dates and Rosemary


Author Notes: There is a restaurant up the street from me that every fall puts this roasted cauliflower dish on their menu. A friend of mine after visiting Atlanta and dining here with me has added it to her Thanksgiving table every year since.Summer of Eggplant

Serves: 4-6 as a side

Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower, trimmed and broken in to medium florets
  • 1/2 cup medjool dates, chopped (roughly 2-3 large dates)
  • 1/4 cup rosemary, chopped
  • salt + pepper
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1/4 cup olive oil, divided

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and blanch cauliflower for 2-3 minutes. Drain and pat dry well.
  2. Preheat the oven to 450. In a mixing bowl combine cauliflower with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, dates and rosemary and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Place a cast iron or oven proof skillet in warm oven for 5-7 minutes. Remove and coat with remaining olive oil, swirl to coat. Add in cauliflower mixture and roast for roughly 8 minutes, until golden. Remove from oven and "de-glaze" so to speak with lemon juice, adjust salt and pepper. Serve

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