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Chef Dave Beran makes this couscous with crumbled cauliflower florets that he roasts so they're toasty and tender. Topped with cheesy panko, the dish is a good match for Savennières, the full-bodied white from the Loire Valley. Slideshow: More Couscous Recipes 

Dave Beran
Dave Beran
October 2015

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Recipe Summary

active:
30 mins
total:
1 hr
Yield:
4 to 6
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Ingredients

Ingredient Checklist
Vinaigrette

Directions

Make the couscous
  • Preheat the oven to 375°. In a food processor, working in batches, pulse the cauliflower until it resembles coarse couscous. Spread the cauliflower on 2 large rimmed baking sheets and drizzle with the oil. Season with salt and pepper and toss to coat. Roast for 40 minutes, stirring and shifting the pans halfway through, until golden and caramelized in spots. Let cool slightly, then scrape into a serving bowl. Leave the oven on.

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  • Spread the panko in a pie plate and toast until golden, about 8 minutes. Let cool.

Make the vinaigrette
  • In a small bowl, whisk the oil and lemon juice. Season with salt. Add to the cauliflower couscous and toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper.

  • In a small bowl, toss the toasted panko with the Manchego, chives, chopped parsley, shallot, garlic and lemon zest and season with salt and pepper. Scatter the panko topping over the cauliflower, garnish with parsley leaves and serve.

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