Roasted Cauliflower is a delectably crispy and savory vegetable dish, perfect for both lunch and dinner. Prepared with fresh cauliflower, olive oil, and a selection of basic spice powders, this dish is a delightful mix of textures and flavors. It's incredibly simple to make, requiring less than 30 minutes in the oven.
The preparation involves tossing cauliflower florets with spices and baking them at high heat, followed by a brief broiling to enhance their smoky, crunchy quality. Versatile and healthy, Roasted Cauliflower pairs wonderfully with a variety of sides, be it brown rice, white rice, salmon, or chicken, making it a splendid addition to any meal.
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This recipe for Roasted Cauliflower requires readily available ingredients, most of which you can find in almost all of the grocery stores. Here's what you'll need:
- Cauliflower: Choose a medium-sized cauliflower and cut it into bite-sized florets.
- Olive Oil: While I've used olive oil, you're welcome to substitute it with any cooking oil you prefer.
- Spice Powders: For flavor and a bit of heat, use a mix of chili, coriander, ginger, garlic, and pepper powder. These spices enhance the taste and add a delightful kick to the veggies.
How to Roast Cauliflower?
Get ready to transform simple ingredients into a delightful dish with our Roasted Cauliflower recipe. Follow along with our step-by-step photos and video to easily recreate this flavorful meal in your kitchen. Now, let's dive into the recipe:
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- Roasted Zucchini
- Roasted Chickpeas
- Roasted Potatoes
- Roasted Carrots
- Roasted Tomato
Oven Roasted Cauliflower
- 1½ lb Cauliflower, cut into florets
- 1 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1 tsp Ginger Powder
- 2 tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 tsp Chili Powder
- 1 tsp Coriander Powder
- ½ tsp Pepper Powder
- Salt, as needed
To make Roasted Cauliflower
- Start by placing the washed and cleaned cauliflower florets into a bowl.
- Drizzle oil over the florets and add ginger, garlic, chili, coriander, pepper powder, and salt.
- Toss the mixture well to ensure the florets are evenly coated with the seasoning.
- Transfer the seasoned cauliflower onto a greased baking sheet.
- Bake in a preheated oven at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 to 15 minutes.
- Once roasted, remove the cauliflower from the oven and garnish with coriander leaves. Your Roasted Cauliflower is now ready to be enjoyed!
- Serve this crispy and smoky Roasted Cauliflower with rice, salmon, chicken, or similar dishes for a delightful and balanced meal.
Chef's Notes and Tips
- Enhancing Taste and Flavor: Incorporate spice powders such as ginger, garlic, chili, coriander, and pepper. These spices significantly elevate the flavor profile of the dish, adding depth and zest.
- Spice Powder Substitute: For a similar taste with a twist, feel free to substitute the individual spice powders with curry powder. This alternative offers a comparable flavor and simplifies the seasoning process.
- Baking Temperature and Time: To achieve perfectly roasted cauliflower, bake it at 425°F for about 10 to 15 minutes. If you're working with larger florets, extend the baking time up to 20 minutes to ensure they're cooked through. Just remember, lower temperatures will require a longer roasting time, while higher temperatures will shorten it. Adjust accordingly to achieve your desired level of doneness.
- For Extra Char and Smokiness: To add a charred and smoky flavor, switch from bake mode to broil during the last 3 to 5 minutes of cooking. This step intensifies the dish's texture and taste.
Disclaimer: We’re not nutrition experts. Nutritional info is estimated and should be used as a guide. For precise details, consult a professional.
Keep the Roasted Cauliflower fresh for up to 2 days by storing it in a sealed container in the refrigerator. To rejuvenate its flavors and texture, broil for 1 to 2 minutes in the oven or simply reheat using a pan or microwave before serving again.
This dish is wonderfully versatile and pairs superbly with various meals. Enjoy it alongside simple white or brown rice, or complement it with protein-rich dishes like white rice, brown rice, baked tilapia and salmon.
It's particularly delicious with air fryer salmon, Garlic Butter Baked Salmon, and chicken, especially roasted chicken. Feel free to explore and serve it with other side dishes of your choice for a balanced and satisfying meal.