Spicy Popcorn Cauliflower

veggie-hating kids will love 'em!

veggie-hating kids will love ’em!

I can’t figure out why, but cauliflower is by far the most expensive item in my local supermarket’s produce aisle (and that’s year-round so it’s not a seasonal thing).

You’d think they were made of gold.

perhaps a shady underclass of cauli profiteers are artifically driving up prices?!

perhaps a shady underclass of cauli profiteers are artifically driving up prices?!

That’s why, whenever I splash out on the cruciferous veg, I like to make something special.

And by ‘special’, I mean something Hubs would eat (he’s not great with veggies).

this spice mix also serves other veggies well

this spice mix also serves other veggies well+

Roasting any vegetable is usually a sure-fire way to make them more palatable. It seems to bring out the natural sweetness and add a bit of a crunch.

This is not popcorn. Of course not. But it is a bite-size kinda snack thing so I suppose the similarities are there.

I defy anyone not to love these

I defy anyone not to love these

The plate got cleaned within minutes so I guess it was worth the extortionate price tag.

Spicy Popcorn Cauliflower (serves 2-3)

  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tbsps coconut oil or ghee
  1. Mix the spices, garlic, salt and pepper together and set aside.
  2. Trim the stem and leaves off the cauliflower and break into small florets. Toss in the spices until each piece is thoroughly coated.
  3. Melt the oil or ghee in a baking tray or casserole dish. Spoon your spiced florets into the tray of hot oil and stir to coat.
  4. Roast at 400 for 30 minutes.

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10 thoughts on “Spicy Popcorn Cauliflower

  1. Reblogged this on Relish Health and commented:
    Yum! Cauliflower is fabulously low in fat and high in fibre and with a healthy dose of Vitamin C too. This recipe keeps it this side of healthy, much more so than that other way of making cauliflower palatable to most people – i.e. cauliflower cheese.

  2. Just made this for lunch (adding parsnip and courgette) YUMMY! Thank you! Will definitely be making again. Love your blog! 🙂

  3. Can’t wait to try! Hubby buys those huge veggie trays from Sam’s, and sure enough, the cauliflower always goes to waste. I will do this tomorrow and serve with dinner. Thx !

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