Romesco Cauliflower Sandwich
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  • Food: Romesco Cauliflower Sandwich
  • Writer: Lizzie Green
  • Content-Type: Food Blog

The ideal vegetarian sandwich is made with toasted bread, nutty romesco sauce, roasted cauliflower, fresh vegetables, and herbs.

I must make an admission to you. The work of running a food blog isn’t always as glamorous as you might imagine.

Like any career, it has enjoyable aspects (cooking and eating!) and less enjoyable aspects that require hours spent in front of a computer screen doing tasks like editing, writing, and sending emails.

By no means is it a depressing life, but it’s also not full of glamor and glamour; it’s work. Except… when some of the opportunities that present themselves are completely unexpected, and I find myself traveling to California for a day to visit a breathtaking almond orchard rather than seeing Adobe Lightroom.

I recently visited Chamisal Creek, a family farm that is a part of the farmer cooperative known as Blue Diamond Almond Growers.

The orchard was in full flower, and the day was sunny (surprising!). We had a lovely farm-to-table lunch, consumed Almond Breeze blueberry muffins, and discovered how almonds are grown.

Romesco Cauliflower Sandwich Yum
Food: Romesco Cauliflower Sandwich (Source: Pinterest)

This recipe was inspired by the romesco sandwiches they served during the meal. As the “meat” the in my version, roasted cauliflower was used because, in my opinion, romesco and cauliflower go together like peanut butter and almond butter.

The fact that these orchards are quite modest family farms had a big impression on me. The almonds used in Almond Breeze are cultivated only by independent farms of the Blue Diamond Growers co-op, not at a massive mega-farm or anything similar.

This 700-acre farm is run by Michael Dougherty and his family and grows 12 different species of almonds in addition to peaches, wine, and olive oil.

The farmers receive crucial help from the co-op by joining, and Blue Diamond benefits by receiving almonds of the highest caliber. The only almond milk manufacturer that truly owns the orchards is Almond Breeze.

Romesco Cauliflower Sandwich

10 minutes to prepare prints
30 minutes for cooking
forty minutes in total

A filling, healthy lunch or weekday meal, these simple cauliflower sandwiches are made in minutes! I enjoy serving them with a straightforward green salad.


  • 1 small head of cauliflower
  • 8 slices of ciabatta or sourdough bread
  • A handful of salad greens
  • Several pieces of thinly sliced red onion
  • 2 tomatoes, sliced and seasoned with sea salt and pepper
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Almond Milk Romesco Sauce (makes extra)

  • 1 tomato, halved and cored
  • 1 roasted red pepper, fresh or from a jar
  • ¼ cup toasted almonds
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons Almond Breeze Almondmilk Original Unsweetened
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • ⅛ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


Romesco Cauliflower Sandwich Easy
Food: Romesco Cauliflower Sandwich (Source: Pinterest)
  1. Place parchment paper on a baking pan and preheat the oven to 450°F. Place the 1-inch-thick slabs of sliced cauliflower on the baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil before baking for 30 to 35 minutes, or until the sides are golden and the center is tender.
  2. Creating the Romesco Sauce The tomato, roasted red pepper, almonds, garlic, olive oil, almond milk, red wine vinegar, red pepper flakes, and a dash of salt and pepper should all be combined in a blender. Until smooth, blend. Adjust seasonings based on taste.
  3. Combine the romesco sauce, salad leaves, red onions, tomato slices, roasted cauliflower, and a few parsley sprigs to assemble the sandwiches.


You may have more roasted cauliflower than you need to stuff these sandwiches, depending on the size of your cauliflower. Simply savor it as a side dish or reserve it for tomorrow.