Want to get your kids to try and love cauliflower? Then try roasting it. We all want to get more veggies into our family’s diet, right? Well, a few years back, I tried cooking cauliflower for dinner. I steamed it as you would any vegetable and it tasted OK to John and I, but my kids HATED it! There was a lot of gagging going on at the dinner table that night. So I took a break from cauliflower and went back to the old familiars like broccoli and green beans, but I really wanted to get some new veggies into our diet, so I was determined to find other ways to cook them.
I heard that roasting cauliflower brought it to a whole new level, so I decided to give it a try. The response I got that night from the kids was way different then the one before. The kids were like, “This can’t be cauliflower, it tastes too good, what is it really?” I told them it was indeed cauliflower but that I cooked it a different way. From that night on they were hooked! Roasting cauliflower intensifies its flavor, rendering a caramelized, crispy product. Tender, aromatic, and slightly sweet, oven-roasted cauliflower is a wonderful veggie accompaniment to any meal. Give it a try and I bet your pickiest eater will love it!
- 1 head of cauliflower
- extra-virgin olive oil
- coarse kosher salt
Pre-heat your oven to 450 degrees.
Cut up your cauliflower into even sized pieces.
Rinse and pat dry the cauliflower and put it on a rimmed baking sheet. Season with a bit of olive oil and a few pinches of salt, toss to mix well.
Spread the cauliflower out on in a single layer.
Bake, stirring occasionally, until cauliflower is browned and tender when pierced with a fork, about 10-15 minutes.
This is what your cauliflower should look like when its finished!
Pair it up with any entree or throw it into a pasta. We paired it below with a buffalo burger and kale salad.
Have you tried roasted cauliflower? If not, you should give it at try and I bet you will become a fan!
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