Cauliflower gets steamed before it gets flattened and flavored with a dollop of pesto. A quick trip under the broiler gives it a satisfying, crispy exterior.

Carolyn Casner
EatingWell.com, April 2021

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Credit: Jason Donnelly

Recipe Summary

active:
25 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Position oven rack 6 inches from broiler.

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  • Bring a few inches of water to a boil in a large pot fitted with a steamer basket. Steam cauliflower until just tender, 3 to 4 minutes.

  • Preheat broiler to high. Spread the cauliflower on a large rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with oil and toss to coat. Space the florets evenly on the pan, then flatten with the bottom of a mason jar or sturdy glass. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and place a small dollop of pesto on each floret. Broil until hot and starting to brown, 3 to 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

179 calories; fat 14g; sodium 362mg; carbohydrates 12g; dietary fiber 5g; protein 5g; sugars 4g; niacin equivalents 1mg; saturated fat 2g; vitamin a iu 276IU; potassium 673mg.
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