Roasted Cauliflower

serve roasted cauliflower with any meat dishes you like.

serve roasted cauliflower with any meat dishes you like.

My son, Ramon Harris introduced me to roasted cauliflower back in 2009, when he stayed in Tulsa, Oklahoma for awhile. When he told me to roast cauliflower for him, I stared at him like he was out of his mind. To my surprise, roasted cauliflower is popular among young people because the are very inexpensive and they taste great… So if you’ve never eaten roasted cauliflower… this is for you.

Roasted Cauliflower
Serves 3 people

I think one of the best ways to cook cauliflower is roasted.  Because of caramelization, cauliflower become sweet and perfect as a side dish.  You can even eat them by themselves as snacks or light meal.  A perfect dish especially if you are avoiding carbohydrates.

Ingredients:

1 head cauliflower
4 tablespoon light olive oil
1 tsp. coarse kosher salt
1 tsp. ground cumin
½ tsp. ground black pepper
¼ tsp. cayenne pepper

Preheat oven at 425°F.  Line a baking sheet with heavy duty aluminum foil.

Wash cauliflower under cold running water.  Pat dry with paper towels.  Separate cauliflower into smaller flowerets.  Slice large flowerets if necessary. You want all the pieces to be of the same size.  Place cauliflower on the aluminum lined baking sheet.

Drizzle olive oil all over the cauliflower.

In a tiny bowl, mix kosher salt, ground cumin, black pepper and cayenne pepper.  Sprinkle over the cauliflower.  Spread the cauliflower evenly in the pan.  Roast in the preheated oven for 40 – 45 minutes or until golden crispy and caramelized at the bottom.

Serve immediately.

cauliflower headWash cauliflower under cold running water.  Pat dry with paper towels.

cut cauliflower into smaller flowerets. you want the pieces to be all of the same size.

cut cauliflower into smaller flowerets. you want the pieces to be all of the same size.  Drizzle light olive oil over the cauliflower and season with kosher salt and spices below.

kosher salt and spices

the secret spice for this roasted cauliflower.

the secret spice for this roasted cauliflower.

cauliflower roasting in the preheated oven at 425°F for 40 - 45 minutes.

cauliflower roasting in the preheated oven at 425°F for 40 – 45 minutes.

roasted after 40 - 45 minutes in the oven.

roasted after 40 – 45 minutes in the oven.

serve roasted cauliflower with any meat dishes you like.

serve roasted cauliflower with any meat dishes you like.

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