Roasted Cauliflower is one of my favorite ways to cook this lovely vegetable. This method, although easy, is the best way for me to enjoy cauliflower. The amazing thing is that I don’t even need to add a fancy oil. 🙂
The fancy oils are usually more expensive than regular or common oils. These oils are processed differently and may be infused with herbs, spices, fruits etc… You may have noticed that there are several roasted cauliflower recipes with truffle oil. Many of these recipes have minimal variation and are quite good.
Spend $30 on a small bottle of truffle oil only for cauliflower is not for me. I don’t believe it is necessary to buy oil only for one type of dish or ingredient. I want to be able to use any types of oils or kinds of vinegar in different types of dishes.
Have you ever tried creating a vinaigrette with a fruity vinegar? Well, this recipe will make you want to be very creative with your salads and veggies.
Cauliflower is a vegetable so versatile that you can use any type of oil you want. It all depends on taste and flavor. For example, I will not add sesame oil to any cauliflower dish because of its strong nutty flavor. Cauliflower likes a more subtle flavor, like coconut or regular olive oil.
Coconut oil has a soft coconut aroma and a pronounced coconut flavor. When used in cooking, coconut oil should be used in moderation because it contains more calories than olive oil.
I have used different types of oils and also create my own herbal infused oils. Several of my creations have not been successful and I am not sure why. Maybe the herbs or the spices must be processed a certain. I will have to research that a bit more.
How to prep for your dish
Prepping for this dish is simple. The first step is to look for firm cauliflower with compact and crisp florets. The leaves must look green, fresh and no wilting signs. It is best to avoid cauliflower with small brown specks on the florets as it is a sign of aging. Lastly, always keep your cauliflower tightly wrapped in the refrigerator until usage – normally three to five days.
The second step is to cut your cauliflower the way you want. Give the florets a quick rinse under running water and dry well. Add all ingredients in a bowl, mix well and spread evenly on a baking sheet. It is that easy!
You can prepare this recipe while your meat is cooking in the oven or the stovetop. Roasted Cauliflower, an easy, simple, quick to prepare and delicious dish to make for your family.
- 1 head cauliflower cut into bite-size florets
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil or any other type of oil of your choice
- 1 garlic clove chopped finely
- Salt and pepper