Better Late Than Never – Roasted Cauliflower


I am definitely not a person who stays on the cutting edge of society. I was the last to get a CD player, the last to get a DVD player, and we just now got a “biggish” tv. So, I’ve seen the posts here and here and here exclaiming over the delight that is roasted cauliflower. But I held out. Cauliflower is not something I buy often. First of all, it is sort of expensive, and second, I don’t think it taste all that great. It’s okay, and I eat in a fresh vegetable tray with a dipping sauce (preferably ranch dressing), but I never think to cook it. So, I held out, and I held out, and I held out. But as it happened, we had a bag of cauliflower florets leftover from a vegetable tray that we made for healthy snacking on Thanksgiving. I didn’t want to throw out the cauliflower and it wasn’t enough to do something to fancy with, so I decided to see what all the fuss was about.


Wow. That’s all I can say is …wow. Roasting cauliflower takes it to a whole new level. It’s sort of popcorn-y. And like popcorn, it is utterly addictive. I read through all of the recipes (and if I didn’t link you one you did, please post it in the comments, I’d love to see more takes on this recipe). I decided that for my first time, (being a roasted cauliflower virgin, so to speak), I wanted to keep simple. So, I tossed the cauliflower with a little extra virgin olive oil and salt and peppered it. Roasted it at 400 degrees for about 25 – 30 minutes. That was it, about 2 minutes of work, for all that goodness.

There is lots of roasted cauliflower in my future.

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  1. says

    I have been hearing about roasted cauliflower but I have yet to try it. I have heard nothing but great things about it. I will really have to try it. Bookmarked

  2. says

    Pam, the photo you took sold me. Now I’m going to try roasting cauliflower.

    Also, I’m surprised it’s expensive there…usally it goes for $1/head here (Toronto).