Roasted Cauliflower Recipe

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Roasted Cauliflower is my favorite way of serving cauliflower.  If you have never roasted cauliflower – try it now!  This method of preparing cauliflower is very simple and extremely delicious!  Once you have taste this cauliflower, you will never go back to boiling cauliflower.  Because of the quick cooking in a very hot and dry oven, the cauliflower florets are not mushy.  They will have softened slightly but still retain a very pleasing crunch.  Roasting the cauliflower intensifies the flavor and gives it a nutty taste.  It is so good that you could even serve it as an appetizer or as a snack.  Even children love this roasted cauliflower!

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Roasted Cauliflower

Roasted Cauliflower Recipe:

Roasted Cauliflower Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 2 servings


1 large head cauliflower (about 2 pounds)
1 teaspoon sesame oil*
1 to 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil*
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
1/4 teaspoon coarsely-ground black pepper

* The sesame oil is fantastic in this dish.



Roasted CauliflowerPreheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Rinse cauliflower and cut into quarters.  Cut off and discard leaves and cores.  Cut quarters into 1/4- to 1/2-inch-thick slices or wedges.

In a large bowl or resealable plastic bag, mix together cauliflower slices, olive oil, salt, and pepper.  Spread in a single layer in a non-stick baking dish, or aluminum foil lined rimmed baking sheet.

Bake prepared cauliflower approximately 20 to 25 minutes, turning every 10 minutes, or until cauliflower is browned or caramelized on edges and tender.  Remove from oven and serve warm or at room temperature.

Makes 2 servings.  (My husband and I will eat all of the roasted cauliflower ourselves.)


Roasted Cauliflower Variation Ideas:

Add 1 tablespoon minced garlic.

Add 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds and 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander

Delete salt and add 1/4 cup soy sauce.

Substitute smoked paprika for the salt and black pepper.

Add 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar and 1/2 cup finely-shredded Parmesan cheese after baking 15 minutes.  Return to oven and continue roasting until the cheese is melted and any moisture has evaporated, approximately 5 to 10 additional minutes.

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Wait until you try this amazing cauliflower rice recipe! It is delicious, very easy-to-make, low calorie, and gluten free.  It is a great rice substitution. M y husband was actually surprised how delicious it is.
Pasta with Roasted Cauliflower and Anchovies
If you love cauliflower as I do, you will absolutely love this pasta dish. This pasta is so good that you’ll want to lick the bowl!
Roasted Cauliflower Steaks
This method of preparing cauliflower is very simple and wonderfully delicious!  Once you’ve taste roasted cauliflower steaks, you will never go back to boiling cauliflower.  This is a very elegant way to serve cauliflower.

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