Toasted Cauliflower with Serrano Ham and Almonds

Cauliflower is coarsely grated into the consistency or rice and then toasted in a paprika oil and tossed with spicy ham and almonds.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Active: 5 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

1 teaspoon smoked sweet paprika

1 head cauliflower (about 1 1/2 pounds)

1/2 cup chopped serrano ham

1/4 cup toasted sliced and skin-on almonds

1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice, plus lemon wedge for garnish

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Stir the olive oil and paprika together in a small bowl and microwave until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Grate the cauliflower on a box grater (or pulse in a food processor until coarsely ground). Toast the cauliflower in the paprika oil (discard any paprika from the bottom of the bowl) in a large nonstick skillet, stirring occasionally, over medium-high heat until browned, about 15 minutes. Fold in ham, almonds and lemon juice. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Garnish with a lemon wedge.
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