Cauliflower and Apple Gremolata

Gremolata is a classic Italian condiment made of parsley, garlic, lemon zest, and breadcrumbs. Our version adds pan-roasted cauliflower, apples, and raisins for a sweet and filling twist.



15 Mins

Prep Time

10 Mins

Cook Time

Cooking Steps

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1. Mix the Base for the Gremolata

In a medium sized bowl, combine the chopped raisins, parsley and lemon zest. Mix well and set aside for later.

  • Lemon Zest1 Tbsp.
  • Golden Raisins(chopped)2 Tbsps.
  • Parsley Leaves(finely chopped)2 Tbsps.

2. Combine and Season the Apple and Cauliflower

In a separate medium size bowl, combine the cauliflower florets, diced apple and the choped garlic. Season with olive oil, salt and pepper and set aside.

  • Cauliflower(florets)2 cups
  • Apple(medium dice)1 cup
  • Garlic Clove(finely chopped)1
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil3 Tbsps.
  • Kosher Salt½ tsp.
  • Black Pepper10 turns

3. Preheat the Pan and Add the Cauliflower

Preheatthe pan to 425°F/220°C (high). Once your preheated, add just enough of the cauliflower and apple mixture to cover the bottom of the pan. Cook for 7 minutes, stirring occasionally until the apples and cauliflower begin to brown. Once browned and just tender, remove and set aside. Repeat the process for any remaining apple and cauliflower. Wash you pan after the cooking is done.

  • Cauliflower and Apple Mixtureall

4. Add Some Oil While Preheating the Pan

Starting with a clean pan, add the olive oil, and set the temperature to 375°F/190°C (medium-high).

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil1 Tbsp.

5. Add and Toast the Panko

Once heated, add the panko and toast for 2-3 minutes, or until it has browned. Stir frequently to ensure even color. Remove from the heat.

  • Panko¼ cup

6. Finish the Gremolata and Serve the Cauliflower.

Mix the toasted panko into the raisin and parsley mixture to form the gremolata. Then toss in the roasted apples and cauliflower and enjoy while warm.