Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower
This turmeric roasted cauliflower is kid and teen approved, and a healthy and tasty way to spice up boring old cauliflower. I’m on a turmeric kick lately incase you haven’t noticed. I just posted a recipe for simple red lentil and turmeric soup, (if you haven’t tried it, you must, it’s so simple and nourishing for this time of year) and now I’m posting this turmeric roasted cauliflower. I also have a turmeric tahini dressing that is AMAZING!
In case you haven’t heard the hype surrounding Turmeric, I’ll share with you some key points below.
- It has amazing natural anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and immune-boosting properties.
- It’s as potent as ibuprofen, and WAY better for the gut than taking ibuprofen in pill form.
- It helps with stomach aliments. It can tame heartburn and an upset stomach, and has protective effects on gut lining. It helps with decongesting the liver, dissolving uterine tumors, cysts and gallstones, and helps aid with digestion.
- It destroys bacteria that cause disease, and it promotes the body’s natural defenses.
- It’s a great source of beta-carotene.
- It strengthens the nervous system.
- It’s even been said that turmeric may reduce the risk of cancer and tumor growth and Alzheimer’s disease.
You get the most benefits out of turmeric by combining it with a pinch of black pepper and some sort of fat to increase its bio-availability, which I do in the below recipe.
I’m also on a veggie kick, as from everything I’m learning at IIN school and my in gut health course, is that you can’t have enough vegetables. If you could incorporate one thing into your diet that would benefit your overall health, gut health and also aid with weight loss, it would be vegetables, lots of them, and having a variety of colors and different types of vegetables is key! Now you can understand why I’ve posted a ton of veggie recipes in the past month, as I’m trying to make it easier and tastier for you all to get your veggies in.
I’ve been pairing this turmeric cauliflower with tons, so I thought I would share a few of my foraged lunches that I’ve showcased on Instagram to give you some lunch, or dinner ideas.
Below is the turmeric cauliflower paired with some baby gems topped with my turmeric tahini dressing. I paired it a few slices of leftover GF/DF pizza. It was SO good!
I paired some leftover cauliflower with leftover blanched broccolini and my turmeric tahini dressing.
Below is a quick video that shows you how to cut cauliflower without making a mess.
Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower
- 1 medium head cauliflower, cut into florets
- 3 tablespoons avocado oil – I love Primal and Chosen, as they both are 100% avocado oil. Read the labels, as some avocado oils can be blends. I use avocado oil, as it’s higher heat oil
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon ground cumin (1 TBS = 3 tsp if your tablespoon can’t fit into the spice jar)
- 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 1 teaspoon Celtic sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
Preheat oven to 450 degrees, and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
Put cauliflower florets into a large bowl. In a small bowl whisk together the avocado oil, lemon juice, cumin, turmeric, salt and pepper.
Pour mixture over the cauliflower florets, and mix together well, so all the florets get coated.
Lift the florets out of the bowl, and place them onto the parchment paper.
Roast in pre-heated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the cauliflower is soft, browned and a bit crispy, tossing occasionally.
Got leftovers? Store leftover cauliflower in a glass container fit with a lid in the fridge. Re-heat in a bit of avocado oil in a skillet, set over medium heat.
Here’s a simple and natural, two-ingredient recipe to help you combat the upcoming cold and flu season, as well as to help relieve your aching muscles and joints, and basically just give your immune system a slight boost! It’s called golden honey, and it’s basically raw honey that’s infused with ground turmeric. It’s super easy to whip up and super good for you to boot! Turmeric infused honey.