There’s a cauliflower recipe everywhere I look! There is everything from cauliflower pizza, pasta, rice to mock mashed potatoes.
It’s not surprising since 100 grams of cauliflower has just 25 Calories. That makes the veggie an amazing low-carb substitute in any diet. It fits in seamlessly with the keto, paleo, vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free diets. It’s that versatile.
I do love gardening so hubby and I bought some cauliflower seedlings. I’ve tried to grow them before… but with little success. The worms always got to them before us. So we didn’t have the highest of expectations for these new seedlings.
Imagine our surprise when we saw this beauty!
We didn’t use any synthetic fertilizers here or pesticides. No chemicals of any kind. This is as organic as it gets. And boy, did those cauliflowers look stunning.
It took about two months from seedling to harvest.
Raw cauliflower has good levels of Vitamin C. It’s even in the top 50 food sources of Vitamin C. But cooking it (like cooking anything) will destroy some of the vitamin levels.
This is a simple, easy-to-make cauliflower recipe that adds a little spice to the veggie. It’s a four-ingredient recipe. Just cauliflower, coconut oil, turmeric and masala powder. That’s it.
First things first. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Next, cut and separate the cauliflower into small bite-sized florets.
Mix in one tablespoon of warmed coconut oil. You can use other oils too. I’ve tried this recipe with grapeseed oil and olive oil. But I found coconut oil adds such a great flavor and pairs really well with the Asian flavorings like turmeric and masala.
Next add a teaspoon of turmeric powder. You can add more if you like.
The masala powder I used was garam masala. You can find it in Indian stores and markets that sell Asian spices. This one had black peppercorns, cloves, cumin, coriander, and mustard seeds.
A generous sprinkle of the masala powder is enough for the cauliflower. Add more if you like your dish a bit spicier.
Spread the cauliflower florets onto a baking sheet.
Roast in the preheated oven for 30 minutes.
So simple, easy and delish!
Here’s a close-up.
Pin this simple roasted cauliflower recipe with turmeric.
Roasted Cauliflower with Turmeric
- 1 head cauliflower
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tsp turmeric powder
- pinch garam masala powder
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Cut cauliflower into small bite-sized florets.
- Mix oil, turmeric and garam masala together.
- Coat the florets with the turmeric-oil mix.
- Spread the cauliflower onto a baking sheet.
- Bake for 30 minutes
You can use the cauliflower as a carb substitute in any savory dish or pair it with a great, light dipping sauce for a healthy snack.
What other dishes do you use cauliflower in? Let me know! I have two more seedlings in the garden (growing slowly).