Recipe By Snarky
Published Jun 8th
Prep 10m Cook 30m Additional - Ready In 40m
Servings 4 servings Calories 254.7

A tasty way to dress up cauliflower that’s easy and elegant.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • ⅓ cup pine nuts
  • ½ cup coarsely chopped Medjool dates
  • 1 clove garlic, minced

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  2. 2 Spread cauliflower florets onto a baking sheet; season with salt and pepper.
  3. 3 Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Stir cauliflower and continue baking until golden brown around the edges, about 20 more minutes.
  4. 4 Heat butter in a small skillet over medium-low heat; cook and stir pine nuts until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Add dates and garlic to pine nuts; cook until dates are softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Season with salt.
  5. 5 Transfer hot cauliflower to a serving bowl. Drizzle pine nut mixture over cauliflower and toss to coat. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 254.7
  • Carbohydrate 23.3 g
  • Cholesterol 30.5 mg
  • Fat 17.5 g
  • Fiber 5.6 g
  • Protein 6.2 g
  • Saturated Fat 8.2 g
  • Sodium 45.6 mg
  • Sugar 15.5 g


  1. I started making this but it seemed a little bland so I added cinnamon, cumin, sweet curry, and a touch of ground fennel. Not enough to overpower the dates though. It was really good.
  2. No changes; yes will make it again. Delicious & nutritious. Love the toasted pine nuts.
  3. I absolutely loved this recipe! The dates and pine nuts with the cauliflower were an amazing combination. I will use this recipe over and over again.
  4. Super simple recipe! Really tasty and flavorful. I can make it in about 30 minutes.
  5. I brought this to a Church pot luck and it was a big hit. Easy to make low calorie (everything else had cheese and or cream of mushroom soup) delicious!! I will be making this again and again.
  6. Super easy to make and was an excellent side at our potluck party. Received a lot of compliments.
  7. Loved this recipe. Just substituted dried cranberries for the dates since I like them better. Even my guests who don't like cauliflower loved it. Roasting veggies always improves the taste for some reason
  8. So so delicious and simple to make too! Roasting cauliflower is my favorite way to prepare it but this butter nutty and sweet topping takes it to a whole other level of yum! This would be perfect to serve to guests as it's very impressive. The only thing I suggest is lightly tossing cauliflower with - Read more ...

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