Ready in 45 minutes
This puts a whole new spin on cauliflower.
Roasting is an ideal way to prepare cauliflower. It's simple and quick, requiring little attention and cooking in about 30 minutes. And the high, dry heat of the oven yields golden-brown, crisp-tender florets with an accent on the sweet, nutty essence of this vegetable - not its sulfurous, cabbagy traits. Roasted cauliflower seasoned with a little salt and pepper, makes a great vegetable side dish as is. But tossed with just a few basic ingredients, a simple dish becomes exceptional.
To roast cauliflower, cut a small head into florets that are about the same size and toss with 2 tablespoons olive oil, salt and pepper; spread on a rimmed baking sheet. Roast in a 400 degree oven on the lowest rack, turning every 10 minutes, until golden brown and crisp-tender, 25 to 35 minutes.
After roasting, toss with any of the following combinations:
Fresh lemon juice, minced fresh rosemary, and chopped capers
Orange zest, minced fresh parsley, and sun-dried tomatoes (oil packed, drained, and chopped)
Pitted, chopped kalamata olives, dried red chili flakes, and bitter greens, such as endive, radicchio, or arugula
Mustard vinaigrette (Dijon mustard, white wine vinegar, and extra-virgin olive oil) and minced fresh thyme.
Crumbled blue cheese and caraway seeds
Minced shallots, minced fresh tarragon, and grated lemon zest.
Adapted from recipe by: La Verl Daily, Fiesta Culinary School March 14, 2002
Based on the Lemon-rosemary-capers variation
Each (3/4 cup) serving contains an estimated:
Cals: 52, FatCals: 32, TotFat: 4g
SatFat: 0g, PolyFat: 1g, MonoFat: 3g
Chol: 0mg, Na: 298mg, K: 243mg
TotCarbs: 5g, Fiber: 2g, Sugars: 2g
NetCarbs: 3g, Protein: 2g
This went well with baked fish and a kaffir lime aioli.
mistynhaw 5m ago
karynn_radtke 6m agoVery good and easy to make. I just used olive oil, salt and pepper. I am sure the other ingredients make it even better, I just didn't have them.
marinamm 1y ago
Glosoli 2y agoI was amazed at how wonderful it turned out. I'm not a good cook, so dishes that are both quick and healthy don't happen often! I used yellow cauliflower for fun, too.
claireatkinson 2y agoLooks really simple! I'm so trying this :)
Jo1313 2y agoVery nice, perfect way, also eat it as a lunch at room temperature. I tried the cappers and lemon. Definitely a keeper!!!
scootersweb 2y agoI could take or leave this recipe. I don't think that it was bad, but I also didn't think that it was anything special. Might make it again, not sure.
chantaemarie 3y ago
allisonottley 3y agoRoasted veggies are one of my favorite things, and this just topped the list! Lemon and rosemary are a lovely addition to the already yummy roasted cauliflower on its own.
dhenson001 3y ago