Roasted Orange Cauliflower

 

This super simple roasted orange cauliflower is the perfect side dish vegetable. Plus the deep orange color is not only pretty but it provides more Vitamin A than typical cauliflower. It’s healthy, delicious and can be used in place of any traditional cauliflower recipe. 

Ok, I know this recipe is BEYOND easy but to be fair I made this and posted this back in 2011. I wasn’t really sure what to post when I was just hobby blogging so I stumbled upon some orange cauliflower and was all “yeah, I’m gonna share this roasted orange cauliflower and blow people’s minds.” That didn’t exactly happen BUT weirdly this post brings in a good amount of traffic so I decided it was time for a little refresh. I was at my favorite local store when I saw they had all the colors of cauliflower and I knew I needed to roast up a batch of this goodness.

I really do think vegetables are best served roasted so this recipe is super duper simple. We’re talking extra virgin olive oil, kosher salt, and black pepper. So. Freaking. Easy. 

I also just wanted an excuse to take a few pretty pictures of vegetables and this cauliflower is hella photogenic. I mean, how can you not love that vibrant orange color? It reminds me of a big hunk of cheese. But like a really healthy hunk of cheese.

I like to roast my vegetables on a nice high heat because I love nothing more than a little brown on my veggies. I mean, if you’re gonna roast your vegetable lets get some color on these babies!

Plus I’m just a real fan of easy cleanup and roasted vegetables give you all the delicious flavor with a super easy cleanup.

I remember a few years ago cauliflower was CRAZY expensive so I always scoop it up when it’s cheap for fear that it will spike again. I picked up these heads for about $2 a piece and that’s a pretty good price in my book.

Oh, and don’t freak out too much about the little brown or blackish colored spots that you sometimes find on fresh cauliflower. While it is a sign that the cauliflower needs to be used as long as it’s not mushy or smells super funky you’re safe to eat it.

Looking for even more side dish recipes? Try my Girl and the Goat Magic BeansRoasted AsparagusRoasted Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate Seeds and Goat Cheese or my Pan Roasted Brown Butter Radishes

Roasted Orange Cauliflower

This super simple roasted orange cauliflower is the perfect side dish vegetable. Plus the deep orange color is not only pretty but it provides more Vitamin A than typical cauliflower. It's healthy, delicious and can be used in place of any traditional cauliflower recipe. 

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 large head of orange cauliflower
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Fresh cracked black pepper, to taste

Directions:

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Cut off florets and wash thoroughly.

Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

Cook until golden brown 20-25 minutes making sure to stir cauliflower about halfway through roasting.