Charred Cauliflower Topped with Savory Chocolate Almonds

4 servings



1 head cauliflower, trimmed, halved, and cut into 1 1⁄2″ wedges

1/3 cup + 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided

1/4 teaspoon + 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

2 tablespoons fresh garlic, minced

1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

1⁄2 cup whole almonds, toasted and finely chopped

3/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped, 1 tablespoon reserved

2 tablespoons dark chocolate, finely grated



Preheat broiler; line a baking sheet with foil.

Arrange cauliflower in a single layer on baking sheet.

Using 2 tablespoons olive oil, brush both sides of cauliflower and season with 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper.

Broil cauliflower, flipping once, until charred and tender, about 15 minutes.

Heat remaining olive oil and the garlic in a small skillet over medium heat. Cook garlic until light golden, about 2 minutes. Add red pepper flakes, almonds, parsley, chocolate and 1/8 teaspoon salt; mix well and turn off heat.

Transfer cauliflower to a platter and top with almond topping.

Garnish with reserved chopped parsley and serve.