Roasted Cauliflower with Green Olives and Pine Nuts


Roasting cauliflower caramelizes the florets, making them supersweet. Tossed with crunchy pine nuts and salty olives and capers, this dish is perfect with roasted chicken or steamed fish. More Healthy Vegetable Dishes

Roasted Cauliflower
Photo: © Fredrika Stjärne
Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


  • 1 pound cauliflower, cut into 1-inch florets

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • Salt and freshly ground pepper

  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts

  • 1/3 cup chopped pitted green olives

  • 1 tablespoon chopped flat-leaf parsley

  • 1 tablespoon drained capers


  1. Preheat the oven to 425°. In a shallow 1 1/2-quart baking dish, toss the cauliflower with the oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast for 20 minutes, or until the cauliflower is lightly browned in spots. Add the pine nuts, olives, parsley and capers, toss and roast for about 10 minutes longer, until the pine nuts are lightly toasted. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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