Roasted Cauliflower

roastedcaulifIf I told you that this cauliflower dish tastes like French fries, would you believe me? That is what the culinary blogosphere says about this recipe. I think it comes pretty darn close. If you can find orange, green or purple cauliflower, snag them for this dish. A little color is good for any meal. Only use fresh cauliflower, because frozen ain’t going to give you the same crunch.

1 head of cauliflower
3 cloves of garlic, peeled and coarsely chopped
1/2 onion, chopped into medium-sized pieces
1 teaspoon turmeric (adds color and anti-inflammatory properties)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper


  • Heat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Cut cauliflower (stalk and all) into small pieces; the smaller they are, the crunchier they will be.
  • In a bowl, mix olive oil, turmeric, garlic, salt and pepper. Add chopped cauliflower, toss and place in a single layer on a baking dish.
  • Roast for 15 to 25 minutes, or until lightly brown (the smaller your pieces, the faster they will brown). Test one. You are looking for a nice crunch.

Serves two to four.