Feb 26
2014

Spicy Roasted Cauliflower with Rosemary Recipe

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Take the classic flavors of rosemary roasted potatoes and turn them into a fantastic cauliflower side dish that’s both healthy and irresistibly tasty.
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This past weekend was 50% food, 50% hockey, an ideal combination in my opinion. I took a quick trip up to Victoria, B.C., Canada to visit my parents. We had a sushi feast fit for an emperor on one night, followed a couple of days later by a fantastic Indian buffet in the Bengal Room of Victoria’s iconic Empress Hotel. The feasting was all topped off by a Caesar cocktail, Canada’s version of the Blood Mary. That made me a very happy girl.

And then there was the hockey. I mentioned the hockey, right?

If you were cheering for the U.S.A. Olympic hockey teams, I have to give huge props for well-fought battles that led to nail-biting games.

For my fellow Canadians…the maple leaf is flying proudly. To be a part of the dedication and true craziness of our national sport is like nothing else. Watching the players and coaches singing the national anthem proudly, arms draped over each other, brought tears to my eyes.

If you don’t think that hockey is really that big of a deal in Canada, just watch these scenes of Canadians freaking out during the women’s Olympic hockey gold medal game. There were actually TVs set up in school classrooms to watch the game! If you tried to call any place of business during the game…leave a voicemail because we’re not answering. Yeah, we kind of like this game.

It was a proud moment experienced and felt deeply around the nation.

Spicy Roasted Cauliflower with Rosemary Recipe | cookincanuck.com #vegetarian #vegan

So, what does all of this have to do with roasted cauliflower? Absolutely nothing. But I’ll tell you this right now…

This is a side dish you want to make.

Roasted cauliflower can handle a variety of spice combinations, form southwestern to Indian. This spice rosemary version is inspired by a classic roasted potato recipe.

Simply toss the cauliflower with olive oil, crushed rosemary, salt and crushed red pepper. Vary the amount of crushed red pepper depending on the level of spiciness you like.

The recipe:

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
Cut cauliflower into florets, about 1 1/2-inches each. Transfer the florets to a bowl. Toss the cauliflower with the olive oil.

Sprinkle the cauliflower with the rosemary, crushed red pepper and salt, and toss to coat.

Spicy Roasted Cauliflower with Rosemary Recipe | cookincanuck.com #vegetarian #vegan

Transfer the cauliflower to a baking sheet and roast, turning occasionally, until the cauliflower is tender and golden brown, about 20 minutes. Serve.

Other cauliflower recipes:

Tasty Cauliflower Recipes | cookincanuck.com #vegetarian #vegan #MeatlessMonday
Cookin’ Canuck’s Grated Cauliflower Salad with Peppers, Carrots & Capers
Cookin’ Canuck’s Slow Cooker Vegetable Curry with Sweet Potato & Chickpeas
ifoodreal’s Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe
Oh My Veggies’ How To Make Cauliflower Rice
The Table’s Skinny Cauliflower Tots

Spicy Roasted Cauliflower with Rosemary Recipe
 
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Calories 77.9 / Total Fat 2.8g / Saturated Fat 0.4g / Cholesterol 0mg / Sodium 214.0mg / Total Carbohydrates 12.0g / Fiber 5.8g / Sugar 0g / Protein 4.5g / WW (Old Points) 1 / WW (Points+) 2
Serves: Serves 4
Ingredients
  • 1 (2 lb.) head cauliflower
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp ground dried rosemary
  • ⅛ - ¼ tsp crushed red pepper
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp minced flat-leaf parsley
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Cut cauliflower into florets, about 1½-inches each. Transfer the florets to a bowl. Toss the cauliflower with the olive oil.
  3. Sprinkle the cauliflower with the rosemary, crushed red pepper and salt, and toss to coat.
  4. Transfer the cauliflower to a baking sheet and roast, turning occasionally, until the cauliflower is tender and golden brown, about 20 minutes. Serve.
Notes
From the kitchen of Cookin' Canuck | cookincanuck.com
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ½ cup Calories: 78 cal Fat: Total Fat 2.8g / Saturated Fat 0.4g

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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Maria February 26, 2014 at 6:48 am

Roasted cauliflower is my favorite!

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2 Abby @ The Frosted Vegan February 26, 2014 at 7:08 am

Roasting is my absolute favorite way to eat cauliflower, so I’m always looking for new ways to roast it! Love this!

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3 Jenny Flake February 26, 2014 at 7:25 am

Nothing better than roasted cauliflower! Love the added seasonings!!

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4 Erin | The Law Student's Wife February 26, 2014 at 7:51 am

Sounds like our weekend too! My father-in-law grew up playing hockey in Toronto (and played all the way to the NHL) and so hockey was the religion in my husband’s household growing up. I’m trying to learn the game, but honestly, I’m more about the food, half of your weekend, lol.

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5 Natalie @ Paper & Birch February 26, 2014 at 12:56 pm

haha – you’re right, us Canadian’s are nuts about our hockey! The husband and I got up at 3am to go to our friend’s house with other crazy, hockey lovin Canadians to watch the Men’s Gold Medal Game.

Anyhoo, you’re right this is definitely the side dish I want to make! Cauliflower is the one vegetable I always forget about – so I’m definitely making this, this week!

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6 Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar February 26, 2014 at 4:18 pm

I absolutely love roasted cauliflower!

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7 Laura (Tutti Dolci) February 26, 2014 at 6:28 pm

I love roasted cauliflower, this looks so good!

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8 Joanne T Ferguson February 26, 2014 at 7:53 pm

G’day! I LOVE roasted cauliflower and think the veggie gets a bad rep as one that is tasteless, bland and is not exciting!
Your recipe looks YUM!
Cheers! Joanne

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9 cheri February 26, 2014 at 9:05 pm

I’m on a cauliflower kick right now and this is perfect.

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10 Joanne February 27, 2014 at 6:08 am

Roasting cauliflower is my favorite way to prepare it! The rosemary is such a nice comfort food flavor infusion!

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11 Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking February 27, 2014 at 9:20 am

Roasting really brings out cauliflower’s best flavors, and tossing it with simple seasonings is the way to go! Looks delicious, Dara!

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12 Paula – bell’alimento March 1, 2014 at 8:16 pm

Rosemary is one of my favorite herbs! Must try soon! Pinning!

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13 Frank @Memorie di Angelina March 4, 2014 at 7:02 am

Gorgeous stuff. I love simple recipes like this one. And it fits well into my (semi) low carb diet.

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