- 1 large head cauliflower, cut into florets (about 8 cups)
- Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper, to taste
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1/3 cup pine nuts
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup pitted Medjool dates, coarsely chopped
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
Put the butter in a small skillet over medium-low heat. Once it's melted, add the pine nuts and cook, stirring frequently, until they're lightly golden brown, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and dates and continue cooking until they're softened, 2 to 3 minutes more; season with salt.
Transfer the hot cauliflower to a serving bowl, drizzle the pine nut mixture over the top and toss to combine. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary and serve warm or at room temperature.
Photographs by Yunhee Kim