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Cauliflower “Pilaf” with Raisins & Pine Nuts

With sweet plum raisins, toasty pine nuts, and a dash of nutmeg, the flavors in this dish will pair perfectly alongside lamb.

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Cauliflower “Pilaf” with Raisins & Pine Nuts

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 116kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More


  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1 large head of cauliflower  chopped into florets
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion diced
  • 4 cups finely chopped kale
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ cup pine nuts toasted (see note at end of recipe)


  • Place raisins in a small bowl and cover with very hot water. Allow to soak until ready to use.
  • Using the shredding attachment on a food processor, shred the cauliflower into rice-like shreds.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add the onion and sauté for 5 minutes, until translucent. Add the kale and salt and continue cooking for 3-4 minutes, until the kale is wilted. Add the cauliflower to the pan, increase heat to medium-high, and sauté for about 8 more minutes, until tender. Season with nutmeg and stir in the raisins and pine nuts. Serve warm.


To toast pine nuts, heat a small skillet over medium-low heat. Add pine nuts and cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring often, until lightly browned and fragrant. Remove from heat.


Nutrition Facts
Cauliflower “Pilaf” with Raisins & Pine Nuts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 116 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Sodium 219mg9%
Potassium 399mg11%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 4460IU89%
Vitamin C 64mg78%
Calcium 77mg8%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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