This Recipe Will Make You Love Cauliflower – Yes, That’s Possible
This roasted cauliflower is addictive – really addictive. I used to hate cauliflower and would avoid it at any cost. When it’s served in an unappetizing mix of steamed veggies, there’s nothing to love about it. And it doesn’t taste good raw, in my opinion. But now, this is my favorite veggie side. In fact, sometimes I make this just to eat as a snack. Yes, cauliflower as a snack! It is a superfood, so that’s a good thing. Roasting cauliflower at high heat caramelizes it and brings out the sweetness. Make sure the cauliflower gets browned on multiple sides to bring out the most flavor. Try it just once and I dare you to tell me that you don’t love it!
Wanna try a different veggie recipe? Give my Green Beans With Fresh Vinaigrette recipe a whirl!
Roasted Cauliflower Recipe
1 head of cauliflower
3/4 tsp. sea salt or garlic salt (use 1 tsp. if cauliflower head is large)
1/4 to 1/2 tsp. garlic powder, to taste (omit if you use garlic salt)
1/4 tsp. onion powder
3 – 4 T. olive oil (use 4 T. if cauliflower head is large)
Heat oven to 425 degrees.
Rinse and dry cauliflower. Cut into small pieces the size of ping pong balls or smaller. (I like them smaller so that they brown a lot more.)
Whisk oil, salt and spices in a large bowl until thoroughly combined. Add cauliflower and tumble the pieces around in the bowl with a spoon to evenly distribute the oil/spice blend.
Pour cauliflower onto a jelly roll pan and make a single layer. Line the pan with foil first for easy cleanup, if you like. Roast in the preheated oven for 30 to 45 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes or so, until the pieces are browned on at least two sides. Trust me, the flavor comes from browning it, so brown these babies up!
This is easy enough for a weeknight, but tastes good enough to put on your holiday menu. I’ve served this to many people who don’t like cauliflower and they end up devouring it. If you try this roasted cauliflower and don’t love it, feel free to let me know. And let me know if you try a different variation – I’m told curry powder works well too. Check out the comments on my Facebook page for more great cauliflower ideas from readers!