Roasted Cauliflower with Turmeric Spice

A bowl of spiced roasted cauliflower

Roasted cauliflower with my turmeric spice mix is not only easy, but absolutely delicious.  This side dish is the perfect addition to any dinner plate.  Roasted Cauliflower with turmeric spice is a family favorite.

A bowl of spiced roasted cauliflower

Roasted Cauliflower with Turmeric Spice

Plain veggies? Okay!  

Oven roasted vegetables? Better!

Spiced roasted vegetables?  Fabulous!

I absolutely LOVE roasted vegetables.  They are one of my absolute favorite ways to eat my veggies; the other is grilled or sautéed.

Now, cauliflower…boiled = BLAH, BLAH, BLAH.  

Toss the cauliflower florets in olive oil with my spiced turmeric mix and the result is YUM, YUM, YUM.

This is such a family fav that one head of cauliflower is NOT enough; I have to make two to nosh on.

This side dish goes great with many main dishes.  I recently served it with my flavored wild rice combo and seasoned grilled chicken topped with my delicious homemade avocado sauce; it was a great dinner combo that was filled with a whole lot of tasty goodness.

Here’s the recipe to toss, roast and serve…

Roasted Cauliflower with Turmeric Spice

A bowl of spiced roasted cauliflower

Ingredients

  • 1 cauliflower head
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon coriander
  • Olive oil

Instructions

  1. Wash the cauliflower head, remove the greens and stem. Cut it into florets.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  3. Mix the onion powder, turmeric, salt, garlic powder and coriander together in a small bowl and set aside.
  4. Spread the cauliflower florets onto a baking sheet.
  5. Drizzle and toss them in olive oil; just enough to coat the florets. It should naturally grease the pan with a light coating of olive oil.
  6. . Sprinkle and toss the florets with the spice mixture until they are all coated and teh spices are evenly distributed.
  7. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.

Notes

More on Making this Recipe:

Leftovers:  Who doesn’t love leftovers?  If I make one head of cauliflower there aren’t any leftovers.  If I make two, there are.  Obviously you can heat these in the microwave, but if you add a little nonstick spray and pop the seasoned florets in to the oven to heat,  the result is so much better.  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and it only takes 15!

Feeling Nutty?  Add some pine nuts to the roasted mix.  You can toast them with the cauliflower; my favorite.  Or, you can toss them in fresh.

Sweeten it Up:  After the cauliflower has been cooked, toss in some raisins or craisins.

Other Side Dish Love:  Hmmm, while I love roasted and grilled vegetables, I do love a good mix of sautéed veggies.  Here is one of my simple, seasoned mixes that includes a toss of zucchini, carrots, red bell peppers, sweet onions, garlic and seasoning.  It’s another winning combo that goes so many main dishes; a burger, grilled steak, grilled chicken, salmon and so much more.

Pan of sautéed zucchini, carrots, onions and red bell peppers

Sautéed Veggie Medley Recipe Link

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