Roasted cauliflower with garlic, raisins and pine nuts adds a bit of sweetness to an already delicious way to cook cauliflower. Roasting cauliflower transforms the flavor and gives it a nice crunch along with the panko and pine nuts. Raisins sweeten the deal so that even your veggie haters will love it.
Course: Side Dish
Prep Time: 10minutes
Cook Time: 20minutes
Preheat oven to 400º. Cover raisins with boiling water in a small bowl, let stand for 5 minutes until plump and drain.
Cut cauliflower into equal-size florets and place in large bowl. Add pine nuts, olive oil and thyme and toss. Season with salt and pepper. Spread in a single layer in a jelly-roll pan. Bake for 20 minutes or until edges of cauliflower are toasted.
While the cauliflower is cooking, microwave butter and garlic in a small glass bowl for 30 seconds. Stir in raisins and breadcrumbs.
Remove cauliflower from oven and turn oven to broil. Toss raisin mixture with cauliflower and broil for about 2 minutes until golden.
Barbara's Notes + Tips
You can use any type of raisin.
If you don't have fresh thyme, you can use about ¼ teaspoon of dried.
Try to make the pieces of cauliflower close to the same size so that they cook evenly.