Roasted Spiced Cauliflower with Shallots and Turmeric

Roasted Spiced Cauliflower 2I grew up eating cauliflower raw and chopped in salads or steamed in some butter and salt.  Very simple, but nothing special.  Today I cook using lots of spices, herbs, sauces, dressings, and mixes of flavors.  Turmeric is a spice that I’ve been cooking with for about a year and I love its settle floral-like aroma and flavor.  The yellow-orange color is vibrant and strong.  I didn’t grow up cooking with Turmeric so it has been fun figuring out which dishes I like to add it to.  Shallot is another vegetable I didn’t grow up eating often.  It was always garlic and onions, but shallots are a happy go-between flavor.  I actually think caramelized shallots taste better than caramelized onions. Roasted shallots are slightly sweeter and the edges have a nice candy-like texture and it soaks up all the butters, oils, and salt and pepper that it’s cooked in.

Ingredient List

1 Shallot
1 head of Cauliflower
Onion Powder
Dried Parsley
Salt and Pepper
Celery Seed
Coconut Oil
½ Yellow Bell Pepper

To make this dish start by prepping all of the ingredients:

  • Break apart and clean 1 head of CAULIFLOWER and place it in mixing bowl
  • Thinly slice SHALLOT and YELLOW BELL PEPPER and place is in the same mixing bowl
  • Add a healthy pinch (or to taste) of PAPRIKA, ONION POWDER, DRIED PARSLEY, CELERY SEED, and TURMERIC
  • Cover all of the ingredients with a nice coating of COCONUT OIL
  • Mix all of the ingredients together
  • Taste test a piece of cauliflower and then add SALT and PEPPER to taste

Take out a sheet pan and cover with parchment paper:

  • Spread out the ingredients from the mixing bowl and let them bake in an oven at 400° Fahrenheit for 25 minutes or until the shallots caramelize

Our son, Rayden, and I really enjoy eating cauliflower this way.  I do fork-feed this to him because Turmeric leaves a yellow stain and it can be a bit tricky to clean. My husband, Jeff, says, “It tastes good” and I’ll take that because cauliflower is not his favorite vegetable.  Roasted Spiced Cauliflower is a delicious, easy-to-make, beautiful, and healthy dish to have in your collection of mindful home-cooked recipes. Enjoy!

Roasted Spiced Cauliflower


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