Do you love cauliflower? Yeah, I kinda feel the same way about it, but it is good for us. Most recipes I’ve come across are one extreme or the other: cauliflower covered in a calorie-laden sauce or else so plain that fart-y cauliflower scent shines through and disgusts my nose. Until now. I found this cauliflower recipe in Redbook, and it’s great, especially if you like things a little spicy. In fact, it’s so great that I’ve eaten it instead of eating my famous hot wings, which are higher in calories, during football games. Really!
This recipe for Spicy Roasted Cauliflower was devised by two bloggers, Todd Porter and Diane Cu, whose blog is amazing. The duo has a new cookbook called Bountiful coming out this month. Check it out!
The marinade was super easy to pull together once I had the key ingredient — sriracha — which I found in the ethnic food aisle at my local food store; it was near the Asian cooking ingredients. I mixed it up, chopped the cauliflower into florets and mixed them together in a zip bag. I let it sit on the counter while I did others things, then I popped the marinated cauliflower onto a parchment covered sheet pan and into the oven. I found that I had to cook the cauliflower about 5-8 minutes longer than the recipe suggests so make sure you check yours for doneness as you go. Oh! And I loved snacking on the leftovers at room temp too; I don’t think this cauliflower recipe has to be heated to be good.
It’s only 239 calories per serving (one-fourth a head of cauliflower!) with 19 grams of fat, 3 grams of protein and 8 grams of carbs. Enjoy!
… and let me know if you have a cauliflower recipe that you’d like to share.