Cauliflower Caviar with Frizzled “Proscuitto”

  • 4 cups coarsely chopped cauliflower florets (about 2 pounds)
  • 5 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, divided
  • 1 5 1/2 ounce package Vegan Baked Ham (Lightlife Smart Deli)
  • 1/2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • endive leaves or small red leaf lettuce (about 1 head)


  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. Arrange cauliflower florets in a single layer in a 13 x 9-inch metal baking pan. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil; sprinkle with black pepper and 1/4 tsp sea salt, tossing to combine. Bake at 400° for 40 minutes or until cauliflower is lightly browned.
  3. Heat remaining 2 teaspoons oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Add ham to pan, brown sugar and 1/4 tsp sea salt, stir and toss; sauté 10 minutes or until crisp, stirring occasionally. Add garlic to pan; sauté 1 minute.
  4. Combine cauliflower mixture, ham mixture, and vinegar in a large bowl; coarsely mash with a fork or chop/mash-up to desired size. Stir in chopped parsley. Spoon 2 tablespoons cauliflower mixture into each leaf. Serve warm or at room temperature

2 responses to “Cauliflower Caviar with Frizzled “Proscuitto”

  1. petit4chocolatier

    I have never eaten caviar! This looks so fanciful delicious; love it! And it also looks pretty easy to prepare. I bet it is a big hit!

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