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Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower

Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower is roasted in the oven to bring out the sweetness of the cauliflower mixed with the warm, rich spices of turmeric, cumin, coriander and paprika. This makes a wonderful side dish or add it to a rice bowl or a pita sandwich. 

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TURMERIC ROASTED CAULIFLOWER

One of my favorite ways to make cauliflower for my family is to roast cauliflower. It is a great way to incorporate healthy eating into our meals. 

I love making this Turmeric Cauliflower and using it in bowls like this Mediterranean Buddha Bowl and also works nicely as a side dish to add to any meal. 

There is something about the slightly sweet taste that roasting brings out of cauliflower, paired with the crispy edges.

In my house I make a variety of roasted cauliflower recipes including today’s Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower, Za’atar Roasted CauliflowerCurry Roasted Cauliflower and Roasted Parmesan Garlic Cauliflower.

One nice thing about roasting vegetables as part of meal prep is that you can have them ready throughout the week for things like rice bowls, pita sandwiches or a healthy side dish for meals.

Lately I have been really into roasting a big pan of veggies and adding them to a hummus bowl with greens, feta cheese and olives.

These types of meals are so easy to throw together last minute when you need a quick, healthy meal.

Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower White Dish

IS CAULIFLOWER HEALTHY?

It sure is! It is of course a dose of your daily vegetables, but it is also a great low-carb, low calorie substitute if you are watching your carbs.

I like to use it in things like this Cauliflower Tabbouleh or as a rice in this Spinach Cauliflower Rice.

This recipes uses turmeric which has anti-inflammatory properties.

HERE ARE A FEW REASONS THAT CAULIFLOWER IS GOOD FOR YOU:

  • Cauliflower is high in fiber. There are 3 grams of fiber in one cup of cauliflower, which is 10% of your daily needs.
  • It is a great source of antioxidants, which protect your cells from inflammation.
  • Cauliflower is high in choline, an essential nutrient that many people are deficient in.
Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower Up Above

WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE IN THIS TURMERIC ROASTED CAULIFLOWER RECIPE?

CAULIFLOWER FLORETS

GARLIC CLOVES

OLIVE OIL

SPICES: TURMERIC POWDER, CUMIN, PAPRIKA, CORIANDER, CRUSHED RED PEPPER

SEA SALT AND BLACK PEPPER

CILANTRO 

Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower with cilantro

HOW DO YOU MAKE THIS ROASTED CAULIFLOWER RECIPE?

PREHEAT THE OVEN: Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. 

CUT THE CAULIFLOWER: Cut the cauliflower into 1-inch florets and place them in a large mixing bowl with the minced garlic. 

MIX THE SPICES: In a small bowl combine the olive oil, turmeric, cumin, paprika, coriander, crushed red pepper, salt and pepper and stir.

Drizzle the olive oil mixture over the cauliflower and toss to coat.

SPREAD THE CAULIFLOWER: Spread the cauliflower in a single layer evenly on a baking sheet

ROAST THE CAULIFLOWER: Roast in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until the cauliflower is tender and starting to brown on the ends.  Remove and add a drizzle of olive oil or fresh cilantro.

HOW CAN I USE ROASTED CAULIFLOWER?

When it comes to roasted cauliflower you have to think outside of the box.

As you meal prep each week adding roasted vegetables can be a life saver when you need a quick meal or lunch.

They are not only versatile but they taste so good and are a healthy part of your diet.

It is so much more than a delicious side dish. It can be used as part of a grain bowl like in this Chicken Shawarma Bowl, on this Hummus Platter, as a crispy snack at a tailgate or on a pita pizza.

If I want to make cauliflower some of my go-tos are this Air Fryer Cauliflower, Roasted Buffalo Cauliflower and this Curry Cauliflower

Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower with cilantro

WAYS TO MODIFY THIS ROASTED CAULIFLOWER RECIPE:

If you are looking to add ingredients to roasted cauliflower here are some that work really well:

CAPERS: The saltiness of capers works really nice with roasted vegetables. Think about adding a teaspoon or two. 

OLIVES: Olives work really well with roasted vegetables too. I especially love sliced green olives. 

FRESH HERBS:  Fresh herbs are a great addition to this cauliflower. Try fresh dill, fresh parsley, basil or oregano. 

CHEESE: The cool, creaminess of cheese is a great addition to this roasted cauliflower dish.

I especially love feta, goat cheese and Parmesan cheese.  

CITRUS: You could add a squeeze of lime juice or lemon juice to brighten this dish. 

SPICES: You could mix up the spices by using red pepper flakes, chili powder, paprika, za’atar, sumac or curry powder.

SAVORY MEAT: Savory meats like bacon or pancetta works great as an addition to this cauliflower. You could add a squeeze of lime juice or lemon juice to brighten this dish. I like to make the bacon extra crispy. 

NUTS: Sprinkling nuts onto this dish adds the crunch and health benefits. I really love almonds and pistachios. 

Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower above view

Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower is roasted in the oven to bring out the sweetness of the cauliflower mixed with the warm, rich spices of turmeric, cumin, coriander and paprika. This makes a wonderful side dish or add it to a rice bowl or a pita sandwich. 

Ingredients

  • 1 large head cauliflower, cut into 1 inch florets {about 1 1/2 to 2 pounds}
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Garnish with freshly chopped cilantro

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. 
  2. Cut the cauliflower into 1-inch florets and place them in a large mixing bowl with the minced garlic. 
  3. In a small mixing bowl combine the olive oil, turmeric, cumin, paprika, coriander, crushed red pepper, salt and pepper and stir. Drizzle the olive oil mixture over the cauliflower and toss to coat.
  4. On a large baking sheet evenly spread the cauliflower. 
  5. Roast in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until the cauliflower is tender and starting to brown on the ends. 
  6. Serve warm with cilantro. 

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herbert rosenthal

Friday 15th of December 2023

We loved it.

Julia

Saturday 16th of December 2023

Thank you! So glad.

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Joey

Friday 29th of July 2022

Hi there. Could I do everything the night before except cook it?,

Julia

Friday 29th of July 2022

I would think that is fine! The cauliflower might soak up the olive oil overnight though so you might need to add more before roasting.

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