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Twice Baked Cauliflower "Mashed Potato" With Pesto

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This simple and tasty recipe uses only three ingredients and the whole cauliflower. The pesto itself is made from the leaves of the cauliflower. I used a purple cauliflower because they are sweet and nutty but any one will do.
Ingredients
  Cauliflower 1 Medium (head, stalk and leaves)
  Vinegar 2 Tablespoon
  Pine nut 1⁄8 Cup (2 tbs)
  Garlic powder 1 Teaspoon
  Sea salt 1 Teaspoon
  Extra virgin olive oil 1 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1.Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Farenheit.
2.Quarter the head of the cauliflower.
3.Cut the stalk and the leaves and reserve.
4.In a large bowl, add water and two tablespoons of vinegar to completely submerge the cauliflower quarters and let it rest for 15 minutes.
5.Separate the stalk from the leaves and chop it.

MAKING
6. In a baking dish, add the cauliflower and the stalk.
7. Bake for about one hour.
8. Finely chop the leaves of the cauliflower and the pine nuts.
9. Mix both the above in with a little of the olive oil and a pinch of salt.
10.In a food processor,pulse the baked cauliflower and stalks into a puree.
11.Mix the puree with garlic and salt.
12.In individual ramekins, bake the puree for another 20 minutes.

SERVING
13. Top with the pesto made before and serve warm.

Recipe Courtesy of: cookingstoned.tv

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