Saturday, May 01, 2010

Roasted Cauliflower

I have roasted veggies for a very long time but roasted cauliflower was a recent discovery.  It takes plain cauliflower and makes it SO yummy that I need to roast two cauliflowers for the three of us. It is low in carbs and much healthier than the deep fried equivalent.

Roasted Cauliflower
1 or 2 cauliflowers (or more)
Olive oil (regular, garlic, or lemon infused oil... or regular vegetable oil)
Salt (I like to use a seasoned salt like Lawry's).
Freshly ground black pepper

Preheat oven at 375 degrees.  Although the original recipe I tried had the temperature at 400 degrees, I've found keeping it at 375 does a nice job roasting with less chance of burning the veggie.  One could pop it in the oven at 350 to roast while another item is baking... just add to the baking time.

Break the florets into smaller pieces and place on a baking sheet lined with foil or parchment paper (not necessary but it makes clean up easier).  Make certain you get all the cauliflower, even those tiny bits that fall off when you break the bigger sections into pieces.

Drizzle with olive oil and add salt and pepper to taste.

Bake about fifteen minutes, remove and stir to make certain all is coated with oil.  Drizzle with a little more oil if it is too dry.

Bake another ten or fifteen minutes... until the cauliflower is nicely brown but not burned.

Add more salt and pepper if necessary... serve hot (if you must wait before serving it, take off of baking sheet and place on a platter with paper towels to absorb excess oil).

This is SO good.  :)


Silver Strands said...

Oooooh! Yum! That looks so good, and I"m way into roasting now. So thanks for helping me choose part of tomorrow night's dinner :)


Quecksilber said...

I love cauliflowers,however they are cooked. This looks perfect. Must be better than my stir-fry or stew version:)

JamesterCK said...

That is such a good idea. I love cauliflower (especially fried, but it's SO bad for you). I need to try this, it sounds really good!

Suburbsmama said...

Yum, that sounds amazing. I can almost taste it. Will certainly try it.

Alice said...

Sounds like a good idea, hope my son will like it

jrmom said...

I'm hooked. After I saw your post I started roasting my cauliflower, used to steam it. The flavor is sooo much better as well as the texture. I love it...thank you!

Jacqueline Parks said...

I love, love, love roasted cauliflower! I like to add some chopped garlic to it before roasting, and sometimes serve it with parmesan for a main course, or as a low carb option instead of pasta with spaghetti sauce on top!