Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Oven Roasted Cauliflower with Rosemary and Garlic

I love my cruciferous vegetables. If I had a choice between mashed potatoes or a big pile of broccoli, cauliflower, rutabaga, kohlrabi and brussels sprouts, I would always pick the cruciferous vegetables. Unless I was extremely hungry, then I'd probably mix them together.

I usually roast or steam my cauliflower, and I'm currently in love with this delicious mixture that's used for roasted cauliflower. It sounds simple - rosemary, sugar, balsamic vinegar, pepper, salt, garlic. And it is. But it's also really flavourful, and easy of course. Plus it's so yummy when you roast cauliflower and the edges get a bit browned.

If this sounds good, you might also like:
Herbed Cauliflower with Capers & Lemon
Pan-Roasted Cauliflower
Cauliflower Gratin
Cauliflower and Parmesan Cake

Oven Roasted Cauliflower with Rosemary and Garlic
Adapted from The Two-Week Wellness Solution

Serves 2 as a side dish (though I could totally eat the whole thing myself)

1 tsp dried rosemary
1 tbsp olive oil
6 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp sucanat (or sugar)
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 tsp balsamic vinegar
4 cups chopped cauliflower (bite size pieces)

Preheat oven to 400F.

In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients except the cauliflower. Add the cauliflower and mix until everything is evenly distributed. Spread the cauliflower mixture onto a baking sheet, making sure to get all the little bits of herbs and garlic with a spatula.

Bake for 30 minutes, turning once after 15 minutes. It's done when the cauliflower is browned and very tender.


janet @ the taste space said...

I love roasted cauliflower but have only been doing it with dukkah... I have yet to try her version but it is on my hitlist. :)

Yay for cruciferous veggies! :)

Mel said...

This sounds really delicious. I adore cruciferous vegetables too and especially love how they taste when roasted.

neomi said...

yum! I loooove roasted cauliflower too! It's also one of those things you can vary so nicely with adding a bit curry powder or some other spice combo. The problem is that I could eat it all easily in one sitting, as soon as it's out of the oven and not leave any for anyone else...which is not so good.

Joanne said...

I adore my cruciferous veggies also! I normally just roast with some salt, but this sounds like a flavor combo I need to try!

Eileen said...

Yay, roasted cauliflower! Roasting is by far the best cooking method. I like to make mine with mustard vinaigrette, but I'm definitely going to have to try rosemary in future. :)

Dawn said...

Mmm rosemary and garlic. Great combo.

Johanna GGG said...

I love roasted cauli - wanted it tonight but felt time poor so I panfried it instead

Hannah said...

There really is something magical about regular old roasted cauliflower. I usually do mine plain with salt and pepper, but I'm dying to try your rosemary garlic version now! Those little touches can make such a big difference.