Whole Roasted Sicilian Cauliflower

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

13 minutes



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Ninja® Foodi® 8-qt. | The XL Pressure Cooker that Crisps™ | Air Fryer (OP401)

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  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 medium head cauliflower, leaves removed
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled, minced
  • 2 tablespoons capers, rinsed, minced
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped, for garnish

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  1. Place water and Cook & Crisp Basket in pot.
  2. With a knife, cut an X into the head of cauliflower, slicing about halfway down. Place cauliflower into the basket.
  3. Assemble pressure lid, making sure the PRESSURE RELEASE valve is in the SEAL position. Select PRESSURE and set to LOW. Set time to 3 minutes. Select START/STOP to begin.
  4. In a small bowl, stir together olive oil, garlic, capers, and crushed red pepper.
  5. When pressure cooking is complete, quick release the pressure by moving the PRESSURE RELEASE valve to the VENT position. Carefully remove lid when unit has finished releasing pressure.
  6. Spread the oil mixture evenly over the cauliflower, placing some of it into the center of the cauliflower. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese evenly over the cauliflower.
  7. Close crisping lid. Select AIR CRISP, set temperature to 390°F, and set time to 10 minutes. Select START/STOP to begin.
  8. When cooking is complete, transfer cauliflower to a serving platter using a large spatula. Garnish with fresh parsley.

A tip from the Ninja® Kitchen Team

Since capers are briny, be sure to taste the cauliflower before adding salt to this dish.

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