I received a text from a friend and just sat there in shock. How could this be? A friend had texted asking for my roasted cauliflower recipe. Her son had been at our house and had it with us for dinner. This happened not once but several times! I was surprised! Of course, it made the dietitian mom in me so happy!
The funny thing is that my husband and I didn’t think we liked cauliflower until eating dinner out with good friends at a Nashville restaurant called Etch. Roasted cauliflower came with my entree order. Here’s where my picky 5 year old self was rearing it’s head unexpectedly. I had totally shut out cauliflower thinking I hated it when in fact I had only had it raw from a veggie platter. Roasted cauliflower—totally different ballgame! The last couple of years it’s been a meal time staple and has turned out to be our entire family’s favorite veggie.
Here's the recipe....
Preheat oven to 450 degrees
1 head cauliflower
2 gloves minced garlic
1 tsp salt
1 Tbsp olive oil
Cut cauliflower florets in half, put all ingredients into a Ziplock bag & seal it. Rotate the bag around, mixing all ingredients together. Pour out onto a baking sheet and roast for 10 minutes. Turn cauliflower over and roast for another 10 minutes.
How It May Help? High in Vitamin C, Good source of Folate plus Phytochemicals = helps with wound healing, may help with reduction in risk for chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease and cancer. Cooked cauliflower is a good source of Vitamin B6. Nutrients involved in metabolizing carbohydrates & protein are present in Cauliflower.
Did you know? Cauliflower comes in orange & purple? Colors in veggies matter! The different colors means different nutrients. Orange cauliflower has about 25 times more Vitamin A than white! I'm on the hunt for some orange cauliflower. Have you had it?