Roasted Cauliflower

Roasted Cauliflower

Whether you need a quick, simple, and healthy side dish, or you are looking for something that will pair with your 

seared pork chops

 flawlessly, cauliflower is the way to go. In fact, it goes with everything quite well, but could certainly be the star of the show.

Cauliflower is a delicious and satisfying way to replace potatoes and rice in most any dish, because it is low in starches and carbohydrates. Not to mention, cauliflower is a good source of vitamin C, potassium, fiber, and much more. There isn't much those mighty curds can't do.

If you aren't a fan of cauliflower, it is probably because you, like my husband, have only had the boiled stuff from the freezer isle. After making this recipe for him, he asks for cauliflower every-other week and eats more of it than I do! I highly recommend giving these deceivingly delicious waist-trimmers another try.

Lets make cauliflower the right way and do it justice. Duty *cauls!*

Ingredients for roasted cauliflower:

  • 1 medium head of cauliflower
  • 1.5 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh grated black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions:

Set oven to 400.

Wash cauliflower, remove the core, and cut into bite-sized curds that are basically uniform to promote even cooking.

In a large mixing bowl, combine olive oil and spices, followed by the cauliflower. Toss to coat. Pour cauliflower into an 8"/10" baking dish, and then place into oven.

Set timer for 30 minutes. If not fork-tender at 30 minutes, mix and place back in oven for another 10-15 minutes. Should be quite tender and quite a bit less opaque when you are finished.

Serve immediately. Pairs impeccably with

seared pork chops

,

 red meat, sharp cheeses, and spicy foods.

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