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Roasted Romanesco with almond, lemon and garlic dressing

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Roasted Romanesco with almond, lemon and garlic dressing

Side Serves 4 40 min
This light and zesty dish goes well with pork or fish, or make it into a quick main by tossing it with with pasta, a little extra olive oil and a healthy sprinkling of grated Parmesan. Its delicate flavours go well with lighter pasta – white linguine or brown rice noodles.

Ingredients

  • 1 Romanesco, cut in half, stalk removed, then cut into florets
  • 1½ tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp flaked almonds, roasted in the oven until browned
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice and more to taste
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped, to serve (optional)
  • salt and pepper

Method

Prep time: 10 min
Cooking time: 30 min
  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 190°C/Gas 5. Toss the Romanesco with the oil in a baking dish. Roast in the oven for about 10-12 minutes, or until just tender but with some bite.
  • Step 2

    To make the dressing, crush the almonds in a pestle and mortar, add the garlic and lemon juice and mash to a paste. Slowly add olive until the dressing is of a drizzling consistency. Season well with salt and pepper. Alternatively blitz all the ingredients in a food processor.
  • Step 3

    Drizzle the dressing over the Romanesco while still warm. Sprinkle over some chopped parsley to serve.

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