Roasted Cauliflower with Rocket Walnut Pesto Sauce

Vegetables are great as a main dish. Roasted cauliflower is filling and delicious with this dressing of rocket salad and walnuts. Try the recipe.


Preparation time: 40 minutes


Servings: 4-6



2 large cauliflower heads, cut in half

2 tbsp olive oil

a pinch of salt

a pinch of pepper

pesto sauce with rocket and walnuts (for serving)



¼ cup of walnuts, finely chopped

¼ cup of hazelnuts, finely chopped

¼ cup of parsley leaves, finely chopped

¼ cup of raisins

1 tsp lemon peel, grated

¼ tsp ground red pepper

2 tsp extra virgin olive oil



1. Preheat the oven to 180 °C and line the pan with baking paper.

2. Heat the olive oil in a pan at moderate temperature, and arrange the cauliflower heads. Bake them for 2-3 minutes on each side, until golden brown.

3. Put halves of cauliflower in a pan, add salt and pepper and bake them in the oven for about 25 minutes.

4. Mix all the ingredients for decoration in a small bowl.

5. Pour pesto sauce on a plate, add cauliflower and sprinkle with ingredients for decoration.

6. Serve and enjoy.