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Skillet Roasted Sicilian Cauliflower Red Lentil Penne


  • Author: Lisa Keys
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: serves 4-6 1x

Description

Red lentil penne given some Sicilian flavor with cauliflower, raisins and pine nuts


Ingredients

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1 (8 oz) box Explore Cuisine Organic Red Lentil Penne

½ large head of cauliflower, sliced into 3/4-inch planks

2 tablespoons olive oil

¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes

¼ cup golden raisins

2 tablespoons small capers, rinsed, drained

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

½ teaspoon kosher salt

¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat leaf parsley

2 tablespoons toasted pine nuts

Freshly grated parmesan cheese

 

 


Instructions

  1. Cook penne according to package directions reserving ½ cup of pasta cooking liquid.
  2. Separate sliced cauliflower into small florets. Drizzle olive oil over bottom of large unheated skillet. Add cauliflower in a single layer. Sprinkle with pepper flakes.
  3. Cover skillet and cook cauliflower over medium-high heat for 5 minutes or until nicely browned. Remove cover, stir cauliflower. Add golden raisins, capers, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Add cooked pasta, reserved pasta water and parsley; toss well.
  4. Serve topped with pine nuts and parmesan. 

 

 

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: main dish
  • Cuisine: Italian

Keywords: pasta, healthy, vegetarian, Sicilian, lentil