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Roasted Cauliflower

Roasted Cauliflower

Roasted cauliflower is a delicious and versatile dish that brings out the natural sweetness and nuttiness of this cruciferous vegetable. Here’s a simple recipe to make perfectly roasted cauliflower:


  • 1 large head of cauliflower, washed and cut into florets
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin (optional)
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish, optional)
  • Grated Parmesan cheese (for serving, optional)


Step 1: Preheat the Oven:

  1. Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C).

Step 2: Prepare the Cauliflower:

  1. Wash the cauliflower head thoroughly and cut it into bite-sized florets. Remove any large stems.

Step 3: Season the Cauliflower:

  1. In a large bowl, toss the cauliflower florets with olive oil, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, cumin (if using), salt, and black pepper. Ensure the cauliflower is well coated.

Step 4: Arrange on Baking Sheet:

  1. Spread the seasoned cauliflower evenly on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Make sure the florets are not too crowded to allow even roasting.

Step 5: Roast in the Oven:

  1. Roast in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until the cauliflower is golden brown and crisp at the edges. You can toss the cauliflower halfway through the roasting time for even browning.

Step 6: Garnish and Serve:

  1. Remove the roasted cauliflower from the oven and transfer it to a serving dish. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley and, if desired, sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese.

Step 7: Enjoy:

  1. Serve the roasted cauliflower as a flavorful side dish or snack.


  • Customize the seasoning according to your preference. Add a pinch of red pepper flakes for heat or experiment with your favorite herbs and spices.
  • Squeeze a bit of fresh lemon juice over the roasted cauliflower before serving for a zesty twist.
  • If you enjoy a crispy texture, roast the cauliflower for a few extra minutes.
  • This dish pairs well with yogurt-based sauces, tahini, or a squeeze of lemon.

Roasted cauliflower is not only delicious but also a healthy and satisfying addition to your meals. Enjoy the nutty flavor and crispy edges of this versatile vegetable!

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