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Pasta with Cauliflower, Chickpeas, Pumpkin Seeds, Brown Butter and Lime

1 lb. angel hair pasta
2 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
1 head of cauliflower
1 can chickpeas (drained and rinsed)
Salt and freshly ground pepper
8 Tbsp butter
1/4 c. pepitas (roasted, salted sunflower seeds)
1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 c. chopped fresh cilantro
1 Tbsp. lime juice
Lime wedges for serving

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
Coat a large rimmed baking sheet with 1 Tbsp. of oil.
Trim cauliflower stalk and place head stalk side down on a cutting board.
Slice the cauliflower lengthwise into 1/2 inch slices.
Arrange cauliflower slices and any stray pieces in a single layer on prepared baking sheet.
Drizzle with 1 Tbsp. oil and season with salt and pepper.
Roast until underside is deeply browned, 20-25 minutes.
Turn cauliflower over.
Add chickpeas to the pan.
Continue to roast until other side is dark brown and crisp, 15 minutes longer.
Stir chickpeas during roasting process.

Prepare pasta according to box directions.

Heat butter in a large pan until melted. Add pepitas and red pepper flakes and continue to brown the butter. (Do not let it burn)

Toss drained pasta with roasted vegetables, browned butter mixture, lime juice and cilantro.

Serve immediately with lime wedge on the side.

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Stephanie19-Nov-2016 14:55
Looks yummy for the tummy! I'll bet the fresh squeeze of lime adds the perfect amount of zing to this dish! :)
Fay Stout09-Nov-2016 21:10
I am definitely in need of comfort food!!! Thanks for the nice comments, all y'all!
Martin Lamoon09-Nov-2016 19:17
Comfort food after the election results!
larose forest photos09-Nov-2016 18:41
It does sound wonderfully delicious, but I can empathize with Isabel for sure. V
Isabel Cutler09-Nov-2016 18:29
Sounds wonderful but for some reason I have lost my appetite. I don't think any dish would appeal today after our appalling election results.
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