Delightful and surprisingly filling. Via Smitten Kitchen.
- 2 tablespoons (30 ml) olive oil, divided
- Kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 1 large or 2 small heads of cauliflower (about 2 1/4 to 2 3/4 pounds)
- 2 tablespoons (30 grams) unsalted butter
- 1/4 cup (30 grams) hulled pumpkin seeds (sold as pepitas) (see note above)
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, or less to taste
- Juice of half a lime (about 1 tablespoon)
- Handful chopped fresh cilantro, parsley or chives
- Heat oven to 450°F. Coat a large rimmed baking sheet with just over 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Sprinkle the sheet with salt and pepper. Trim cauliflower and cut into 1/2-inch slices. Arrange in a single layer on baking sheet, then drizzle with remaining scant 1 tablespoon olive oil and sprinkle with more salt and pepper.
- Roast for 15 to 20 minutes, until underside is deeply browned. Carefully flip pieces and roast until dark brown and crisp on second side, about 15 to 20 minutes longer.
- While cauliflower roasts, in a small skillet over medium heat, melt butter, then reduce heat to medium-low and add pumpkin seeds. Stirring the whole time, cook until butter becomes light brown and smells toasty, about 4 to 6 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes, then add lime juice and season with salt, black pepper and red pepper flakes to taste.
- Arrange cauliflower on a serving platter and drizzle with dressing. Serve topped with herbs.