Roasted Cauliflower

A quick and easy side dish that is oh-so savory and delicious..with little effort!  Pop these in the oven and forget about them while you whip up the main dish!

savory cauliflower

After a beautiful weekend vacation up north in the snowy mountains, I came home to a head of cauliflower sitting in my fridge begging for help.  Give it two more days and it would've been a goner.  So what to do?!

In five minutes, they were in a baking dish, roasting in the oven.  Easy enough right?  Problem is, I'm making taco salad tonight, which is not a good combination.  If you run in to this situation as I do many times, just save them for tomorrow in a dinner or throw them into a salad for lunch!  Ooooooor, just eat them like candy which is what I did after taking these photos.  So much better than letting food go to waste!

These little babies are light, buttery without the butter, yummy little nuggets of goodness.


Now I know there are some cauliflower haters out there, but you won't be disappointed with these!  However my motto is, if you don't like them, then more for me!

cauliflower savory

Savory Cauliflower
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Serves: 2-4
  • 1 large head cauliflower
  • ¼ C good olive oil
  • 2 tsp garlic salt
  • 2 tsp ground black pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Cut the cauliflower into florets and place in a baking dish, preferably with as many flat bottoms facing down as possible. Stir in oil, salt and pepper and bake for 45 minutes, stirring halfway through.


Lauren Collins

I'm a health coach and plant-based recipe creator from Cape Cod, Massachusetts. In a few short words, I love to cook, eat, travel, play around with food photography and most of all, I love to help people live healthier and happier lives. A lot of the recipes you see here are adapted from my Mom, or from just throwing a few ingredients together until something magical happens.

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