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Roasted Cauliflower with White Nectarine Topping

  • Author: Alexandra Thurlow
  • Prep Time: 00:10
  • Cook Time: 00:20
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: appetizers



2 White peaches or white nectarines, pit removed and diced ( own preference of removing the skin from the fruit)

1 Whole cauliflower head, outer leaves and thick stalk removed, cut into bite size pieces. Reserve ¼ cup, chopped into pea size pieces

1 tablespoon orange zest

2 fresh oranges, juiced

2 fresh lemons, juiced

1 tablespoon sugar

4 ounce olive oil, 2 ounce reserved

1 tablespoons sherry vinegar (may substitute apple cider vinegar)

Handful fresh flat leaf parsley , chopped

¼ cup toasted pecans, chopped (may substitute most any nut such as almonds, walnuts, pinenuts)

ground coriander

1 teaspoon paprika, ½ teaspoon reserved

1 teaspoon turmeric, ½ teaspoon reserved

½ teaspoon red chili flakes

Salt and fresh ground black pepper


Preheat oven 400 degrees or gas grill for roasting.

Combine the orange and lemon juices in a glass measuring cup. Add water if needed to measure 1 cup of liquid.

Place liquid in a medium sauce pan along with the orange zest and sugar. Over medium heat stir to dissolve the sugar and just bring to a boil then remove from the heat.

Add the sherry vinegar, coriander, ½ teaspoon paprika, ½ teaspoon turmeric, red chili flakes, parsley, chopped nuts. Stir together.  Add the 2 ounce olive oil,  chopped peaches and /or nectarines, ¼ cup raw cauliflower, salt and pepper. Stir together and set aside.


Place remaining prepared cauliflower in a bowl and toss with 2 ounce of olive oil. Season with ½ teaspoons paprika, ½ teaspoon turmeric, salt and pepper. Place onto a baking sheet and roasted for 20 minutes or until charred, turning cauliflower half way through to char both sides .

Remove roasted cauliflower and place in a serving bowl or platter. Top some of the fruit mixture over the roasted cauliflower and place the remaining in a small bowl to serve at the table.


  • Serving Size: 4