Don’t like cauliflower? Think again. (Broccoli, on the other hand, you are free to dislike.)
Previously, I never really had feelings for cauliflower. It was just…always there. But then! I see cauliflower everywhere. It’s on Pinterest. It’s in Lori’s pizza crust. It’s on the menu of Pizzeria Delfina. I’ve thought more about cauliflower in the past three days than I have my entire life so I finally figured it was time to do something about it.
And then, finally, I discovered what all the hype was about!
I gave my cauli a nice whack and then drizzled it with extra virgin olive oil and rubbed it down with a quick homemade spice mix of cumin, sea salt, cayenne and garlic powder.
Then, popped her into the oven at 400 to roast for half an hour while I poured a glass of wine and pinned my heart out…
When it was done, the cauliflower had started to caramelize and took on a deliciously nutty, spicy flavor! Move over roasted brussels sprouts, cauliflower has come to town and she ain’t leaving any time soon. Not in this house, anyway.
Spicy Roasted Cauliflower
serves 2-4 as a side dish
1 large head cauliflower, cut into florets
1/2 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1 tbsp olive oil
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix all spices together in a small bowl or cup.
Drizzle olive oil all over cauliflower florets and sprinkle with spice mix. Toss together and lay out on a lined sheet tray.
Roast spicy cauliflower for 25-30 minutes, tossing occasionally.