Cauliflower Pesto Toasts! Incredibly easy to make and delicious! Bits of raw cauliflower with olives, sun dried tomatoes, garlic and more. These toasts are delicious!
Happy Monday, guys! If you follow me on social media, you know I just got back from Miami yesterday. I attended the South Beach Wine and Food Festival with KitchenAid and had an absolute blast. I will be writing all about my trip soon!
This week, I’m here to share one of my favorite recipes! Cauliflower Pesto Toasts! If you’ve never tried cauliflower pesto and you love cauliflower, you have to try this! It’s so incredibly good!
And all you need is a food processor, or in this case, a Mini Food Processor!
I know the pesto isn’t the prettiest thing to look at. . but you guys, this is so delicious! and everything in here is raw. You can sauté this if you’d like before putting this on your little toasts, but I personally love the freshness of this pesto raw.
This is seriously so easy to make! You simply blend everything together and that’s it!
I am actually leaving for Chicago on Friday for the International Home and Housewares Show, where I will be demoing this Mini Food Processor (there are some cool new features), along with two other brand new products for KitchenAid. If you’re in Chicago and there at the show, please stop by the KitchenAid booth and come see me! I’ll be there through Tuesday!
I’ll be making this and these stuffed mushrooms and like 5 to 6 other recipes!!!! If you’re in Chicago, I hope to see you there!
And you’ve got to try this recipe!
Cauliflower Pesto Toasts
- ½ head cauliflower cut into chunks
- 1/4 cup unsalted toasted almonds or pine nuts
- 1/4 cup green olives
- 2 to 3 sun-dried tomatoes
- 1- ounce chunk pecorino-Romano cheese cut into chunks
- 1 medium clove garlic
- 1/2 tablespoon drained capers
- A handful fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
- Pinch crushed red pepper flakes or more as needed
- 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 2 to 2½ teaspoons sherry vinegar or more to taste
- Serve with toasted bread or crackers
- Place the cauliflower pieces into your mini food processor and pulse to form a couscous-like texture; remove lid and from base and transfer to a large-sized mixing bowl.
- Place the base back on the mini food processor, add in the almonds or pine nuts, green olives, sun-dried tomatoes, cheese, garlic, capers and parsley. Pulse to form a coarse bread-crumb consistency, then, drizzle in a ½ teaspoon of olive oil from the top and pulse one more time. Remove and add the mixture to the cauliflower in the bowl, along with the crushed red pepper flakes.
- Stir in the remaining olive oil, 2 teaspoons of the vinegar and salt. Mix well and taste and adjust any ingredients as needed. Serve with toasted bread or crackers. Enjoy!
This pesto recipe is amazing. All raw? I love love the dried tomatoes in there!
ps. I saw yourMiami pics on Facebook and looks like you had tons of fun 🙂 🙂
The Hungry Mum says
I HEART THIS IDEA! Ooops, sorry for caps lock but that sums up my excitement for this lovely recipe.
Your Miami pics were incredible! The sunshine was very enticing along with all the food celebs you met. What a great trip!
I love my mini food processor. And I’ve never made cauliflower pesto, so that is going to have to happen!
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy says
This is such a great way to use cauliflower, and it looks like it is packed with flavour too. Anything with pesto is good with me 🙂
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says
How creative is this?! I’m loving this pesto toast, Alice! Anything and everything with pesto is my favorite, so I know I would devour this in no time. Sounds like the perfect snack!
Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary says
I followed along on your social media as you were in Miami, and let’s just say I am seriously jealous! You met SO many fabulous people!! Speaking of fabulous – this toast is beyond! Pesto + Cauliflower = YES all day long! I could eat a dozen of these carb-a-licious babies! These are the perfect appetizer or snack, Alice! Cheers, friend!
I never would have thought to use cauliflower in a pesto but this looks delicious Alice! Gorgeously fresh and piquant. Hope that you have a great time in Chicago (wish that I could see you there! Darn it!), safe travels my dear! I can’t wait to try your recipe xxx
Yum! this looks like the perfect appetizer dish!
Ashlyn | Dollop Of Yum says
This cauliflower pesto looks amazing! I loved seeing all your posts from Miami!
Medha @ Whisk & Shout says
These toasts look amazing! Love the olives and sundried tomatoes in there 🙂
Ryan @ Feed by Round Pond says
What a great change from an olive tapenade. I absolutely want to compare raw to sautéed.
Shashi at RunninSrilankan says
Cauliflower pesto? Why Alice – that’s pretty EPIC! I cannot – simply cannot wait to hear about your Miami trip – I’ve seen quite a few of the pictures you’ve been posting and cannot wait to hear who was there/wasn’t there because you seemed to rub shoulders with all of FoodNetwrok royalty!
I loved seeing your photos from the food festival — I was living vicariously through you meeting all those Food Network stars that I love! This cauliflower pesto looks out of this world delicious, too — what a great appetizer or snack!
your Miami pics were amazing…you definitely had a blast!! this pesto sounds delicious, need to try this!
Laura (Tutti Dolci) says
These toasts look so fab! Love them as an appetizer, though knowing myself, I would probably make a meal out of them! 😉
Ashley | The Recipe Rebel says
I am totally living vicariously through you on social media these days Alice! Lol. So much fun and travelling! I am almost ready for a new food processor and this one looks like it can take care of anything 🙂
I loved seeing your pics from Miami! Looked like so much fun 🙂 Have a great time in Chicago too, I would totally stop by if I lived close by. Love these adorable little toasts!
Megan - The Emotional Baker says
What a great appetizer! My mini food processor is a savior when I don’t want the hassle of the full size one. & I love these unique pesto flavors – yum!
Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Living says
I love the sound of this Alice – I’d even stuff celery sticks with it! Can’t wait to try this.
Liz @ Floating Kitchen says
I loved seeing all the pictures from your trip. It was celebrity overload! I do indeed love cauliflower, so this pesto needs to happen ASAP. Such a great idea, Alice!
Denise @ Sweet Peas & Saffron says
This pesto is so creative and looks SO delicious! Have fun in Chicago, you are definitely a jet-setter these days 😀
Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness says
OMG. I thought I had seen cauliflower been used in ALL the ways that it possibly could be used, and then you made PESTO.
This. IS. GENIUS and I need to try it. Like, now. Pinned!
Did you say cauliflower? And pesto? These look amazing! Pinning to try them! Glad you had good time in Miami, saw your photo with Giada on IG 🙂
Love these healthy little bites so much!
How’d I miss this? I love these healthy little bites..anything on toast is awesome in my book!
I could use a huge serving of this right now!
Lauren Gaskill | Making Life Sweet says
I LOVE that you put olives and sun-dried tomatoes in a cauliflower pesto, Alice! Reminds me of tapenade! Looks amazing!!
GiGi Eats says
Cauliflower is just sneaking it’s way into EVERYTHING!
demeter | beaming baker says
Alice, I SO wished I were in Chicago so I could see you in action with that mini food processor. 😉 This pesto looks delicious, are you kidding me? Loved that you cooked up a cauliflower pesto toast recipe. Pinning!