Friday, August 31, 2012

Roasted Cauliflower

We eat a lot of cauliflower in this house.  It’s one of my favorite veggies to have on hand because it is so versatile.  It’s great steamed, raw in a salad, stir fried or even made into mashed cauliflower (kind of like mashed potatoes only healthier).  But my favorite way to cook it is roasting.

I can’t believe I lived the majority of my life without discovering roasted cauliflower.  It’s just not right.  I love cauliflower in general but roasting it takes it to a whole new level.

I first tried roasting it when I was making these wraps.  They are delicious and we had them for dinner again last night.  Since I discovered them, we have enjoyed roasting cauliflower all by itself.  Sometimes I’ll mix it up with a couple of spices but it is so darn good when it's simple.

If I let them, the kids will eat the entire head by themselves.  They strategically pick out the onions though.  I ignore this and continue to roast the onions since I love them.  Getting these pictures before they devoured the cauliflower was a feat.

Roasted Cauliflower

1 head cauliflower, chopped
1 1/2 cups red onion, chopped
3 tbsp olive oil

Preheat oven to 400.
In a large bowl, toss cauliflower with olive oil, salt and pepper to taste.

Bake for 20-25 minutes.  The edges of the cauliflower will start to brown (so delicious).

This is a great side dish for a busy night.  There is very little prep and the cook time is quick!
Just make sure you make enough for everyone!

Because everyone is hungry for cauliflower.

The cauliflower bandits strike again!

1 comment:

  1. Hi! Stopping by from Bloggy Girls Club. :-)
    Mmmm! This looks yummy! I almost never eat cauliflower, but I love it! I think I need to but some!
    Your kids are cuties! :-)