Curry roasted cauliflower is an easy and flavorful side dish. It's roasted in the oven, so it's easy to prepare and gets caramelized and delicious.
Cauliflower is such a diverse vegetable. Just think of all the ways it's used. Cauliflower rice. Cauliflower gnocchi. Cauliflower pizza crust. But one of the easiest ways to use it is to roast it. That caramelized texture it gets when it's been roasted to perfection is divine. Just look at that photo above! It gets soft and crispy at the same time.
This curry roasted cauliflower packs a flavor punch. I also add a dash of turmeric, because, why not? It's so easy to cut up a cauliflower (or buy a bag of pre-cut cauliflower if you're feeling lazy), add a bunch of spices and oil, mix to combine, and roast! It makes the perfect side dish.
This recipe for roasted cauliflower is so easy, and it's Whole30-friendly, paleo, and keto!
How to cut up a cauliflower
To cut up a cauliflower head, take the head and place it on a cutting board. Slice down the middle. You should be able to see the core. Cut off the florets from the core, and make sure to remove the leaves as well. The florets are what you'll want to use in this recipe.
- 1 Cauliflower head - The star of the dish! Grab this is the produce section of your grocery store.
- Curry powder - This is where your big flavor will come from! A word of advice -- no curry powders are created equal. I have tried a lot, and I find some are milder, and some pack a punch. Find one you love and stock up on it to use in recipes.
- Ground turmeric - Turmeric is one of those spices you hear about that is so healthy. I love including it in recipes, and it pairs nicely with the curry powder
- Paprika - Paprika is one of my favorite spices. You can use regular paprika, or if you want a touch of smokiness, you can use smoked paprika
- Olive oil - I just use regular olive oil here, and save the extra virgin olive oil for things like salad dressings
Curry Roasted Cauliflower
- 1 head cauliflower
- 1/8 cup olive oil
- 1/4 tsp curry powder
- 1/8 tsp turmeric
- 1/8 tsp paprika
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
- Trim leaves of head of cauliflower if needed
- Cut cauliflower into florets and place into mixing bowl
- Add olive oil to the bowl and gently toss cauliflower to coat
- Add the spices and toss to coat
- Spread onto baking sheet
- Cook for 20-25 minutes, mixing once about halfway through
- Remove from baking sheet, add more salt and pepper if needed and enjoy!