This was one of those things I tried because ever since I went Pesceterian, I sometimes miss yummy toppings on my dishes (back in the day, I would have topped this with some chicken breast, for example).
One of my favorite blackening spices has always been paprika, so I decided to give it a go on this cauliflower and it worked incredibly well with home made kale pesto.
I actually gave the end result a 10/10 😍
For charring the cauliflower @ 425F:
– head of cauliflower cut into florets
– sprinkle with olive oil (a little under 1/4 cup)
– 2 tsps smoked paprika
– 1/2 tsp Chili flakes
– shake of pepper and salt
– 2 cloves of garlic
Roast for 20 mins without garlic. Add Fresh garlic after and stir, roast for another 10 mins or until charred.
While roasting, make your pesto and cook your fave pasta.
For the kale pesto:
-handful of kale
– 1/2 cup of walnuts
-1/2 cup olive oil
– 1 tsp sea salt
– 1 clove of garlic
– shake of Chili flakes
Blend it all up in your blender & serve over your favorite pasta. Top with the roasted cauliflower. Enjoy a taste explosion!