I started some seeds yesterday, specifically cauliflower (amongst others). Since good organic cauliflower is like $5 per head and we eat it ALL the time I thought I would try and grow some. Whether you’re growing it or buying it you need to try out this recipe! This Roasted Cauliflower is a staple at our house. The cauliflower is tender and the bottom gets slightly browned and carmelized. Of course, its wonderful because its naturally gluten free, dairy free, soy free, nut free and egg free. It also makes a great elimination diet side dish (which can be hard to find if you’re nightshade free)!
With the rise of low carb diets in the early 2000s and Paleo diets in the more recent years I’ve seen a huge increase in use of cauliflower for food hacks. Personally though, my favorite way to eat cauliflower is roasted with a little oil, salt and pepper. I used to steam our cauliflower until my step mom made this when we were her house for dinner and my 1 year old gobbled it up. This is super easy and it tastes just as good the next day so we make it multiple times a week. Its a great addition to you 10 servings of veggies a day menu because we use it as our second or third veggie at the meal (instead of a starch)
Oven Roasted Cauliflower
1 large head Cauliflower (or 2 small), cut into 1/2 inch slices
3 tbsp Avocado Oil (or high heat oil of choice)
Celtic Sea Salt and pepper (why Celtic Sea Salt? Read this article at Livestrong.com)
***OMG Update: I was at the grocery store last week and the woman behind me noticed my 5 heads of cauliflower and we started talking. She asked me if I had ever roasted it with Garlic Grapeseed oil. Oddly, my mom gave me some last week so we tried it and OMG it’s amazing! You can buy the oil here –> (Garlic Infused Grapeseed Oil) and use it as you would the avocado oil
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Coat a baking sheet with your oil and arrange slices of cauliflower. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and roast in oven for 25-30 minutes, or until cooked to you desired doneness.