Broccoli and Cauliflower with Pine Nuts and Raisins

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is sooo good! For a slightly different twist, you could also drizzle with red wine vinegar or lemon juice.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook broccoli and cauliflower just until tender (about 5-7 minutes after it comes to a rolling boil), and drain.
  2. Meanwhile soak raisins in very hot water to plump them up a bit.
  3. Heat oil over medium high heat, and sauteé garlic just until slightly golden, then add pine nuts and sauteé another minute.
  4. Pour garlic/pine nut oil over broccoli and cauliflower and toss with drained raisins and bacon.
  5. Salt and pepper to taste.
Most Helpful

Cg, this was great I served it tonight along side Parmesan Chicken Parmesan Chicken. I loved the addition of the pine nuts and bacon. I put the cauliflower in the boiling water first for 3 minutes then the broccoli into the same pan for an additional 4 minutes. The veggies came out just great and held their shape nicely. Your veggies next to the chicken and a leaf of lettuce topped with some cottage cheese… Well, as I said in the other review, “proved to be an over all winning color combination that was very appealing to the eye”. It looked like it took me all day, but I had everything on the table in 40 minutes. My only regret is that we ate the food so fast I did not get to take a picture to post! Thanks, I’ll be making your recipe on a regular basis!!

Charlotte J January 17, 2003

Canarygirl, you've done it again! I used golden raisins, and that quick microwave bacon. Since it was just two of us dining, I halved the recipe. I regret doing that because I could have made a meal of it, but on the other hand, it took me half the time to make it, too. Thank you for another keeper!--Ginny

GinnyP March 05, 2003

I loved this recipe as it was a nice change from plain old broccoli and cauliflower. The rest of my family thought there was to much garlic (if that is possible). I also used almonds instead of pine nuts and will make this again.

heather in Ont, October 27, 2003