Okay, so here is a vegetable dish that gives out so much flavor for so little effort. Roasting cauliflower in the oven comes out caramelized, crispy and tender all at the same time. It’s super easy. All you need is cauliflower, olive oil, salt and garlic. This is a perfect “go to” recipe when you need a side dish, but do not want something complicated to prepare. And yes, this is something my kids actually ask for. If I let them, they would eat all the roasted cauliflower in the platter. And what’s best is the little crispy pieces that actually look like they are burnt. Oh so yummy! This is one of those recipes that will convert anyone whoever hated cauliflower into a cauliflower lover. So, if you have a head of cauliflower in the fridge and don’t know what to do with it, give this a try.
Take one or two heads of cauliflower (depending on how much you want to make), rinse and dry.
Toss with approximately 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil and salt. Make sure that the cauliflower is evenly coated.
Spread the cauliflower florets on a cookie sheet with about 4 garlic cloves that have been cut in half, length wise. Place in the oven, that’s been pre-heated to 425 degrees. Cook for 20 minutes and turn once. Continue to cook for an additional 15-20 minutes.
And that’s it! Place in a serving dish and enjoy.
A large bowl or mixing bowl
A cookie sheet or shallow tray
1 large head of cauliflower ( I usually make 2 medium heads of cauliflower because my kids eat it all up and leave very little left.)
Salt to taste
1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil
2-4 cloves of garlic (depending on preference)
Preheat oven to 425 degrees f. Rinse and dry the head of cauliflower. Cut into florets and toss in a bowl with 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil and salt. Make sure to toss well so that all the florets are coated with olive oil. Spread the florets onto a cookie sheet or tray. Cut 2 to 4 cloves of garlic and toss them on the tray. I cut them length wise. Place your cookie tray in the oven on the middle rack and cook for 20 minutes at 425 degrees. After 20 minutes, turn the cauliflower over or just toss them with a spoon. Continue to cook for an additional 15-20 minutes. Place in serving dish and enjoy! 1 large head should serve 4. Being a popular dish in my house, I make 2 heads of cauliflower to serve 4.