sizzling cauliflower

sizzling cauliflower

Sizzling cauliflower says zing as a side dish or appetizer. Simply toss cauliflower florets with some olive oil and spices and roast for half an hour. You will have a bright, tasty and healthy addition to your table. If you are using as an appetizer, whip up some tahini dip as an accompaniment.


sizzling cauliflower

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Serves: 4-6 Cooking Time: 30 minutes


  • 1 head cauliflower, cored and cut into 1½'' florets
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon curry powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • tahini dipping sauce:
  • 1⁄2 cup tahini
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • ½ cup water



Preheat oven to 425°. Line rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.


Place cauliflower florets in medium bowl and sprinkle olive oil over the top. Toss to coat.


Add cumin, turmeric, curry, salt and pepper. Toss until cauliflower is evenly coated with seasonings.


Transfer to rimmed baking sheet; spread out evenly.


Bake until cauliflower is browned and tender, 25—30 minutes.


Serve warm or room temperature.


If serving as an appetizer, add hummus or tahini sauce for dipping.


Meanwhile, combine tahini, garlic, lemon juice, and ½ cup water in a small bowl and season with salt.


If you want some more heat, add some red chili flakes, a bit of chili powder and 2 teaspoons of minced garlic. When handling turmeric, be aware that it can leave stains. I've found leaving a stained pan or dish cloth in the sun for an afternoon will remove that stain.

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  • Reply
    Kim Miles
    January 15, 2018 at 9:48 pm

    We’ve had something similar in restaurants and loved it! Can’t wait to try this one at home!

  • Reply
    Patti Olswang
    March 8, 2018 at 5:21 am

    What temperature do you cook the cauliflower?

    • Reply
      Carol Buchan
      March 10, 2018 at 4:50 am

      Details for the cooking directions are updated now. Thanks for point it out.

  • Reply
    Patti Olswang
    November 16, 2019 at 12:34 am

    I made the cauliflower without the dip and it was really yummy.

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