CAULIFLOWER! It’s pretty much the ultimate vegetable that is being used to “healthify” everything – cauli rice, pizza crust, nachos, sandwich bread, etc. While it’s pretty unexciting on its own (aside from pairing with some dip), roasting gives it this buttery and nutty flavour. Mixed with some seasoning, it becomes an incredible side dish that pairs well with literally anything. It’s also perfect to eat as a snack on its own (which is how I ate these)!!
This recipe uses nutritional yeast, which is a plant-based protein made from deactivated yeast & an ingredient I only discovered a couple years ago. It has a nutty, cheesy flavour and is high in vitamin B12. Without quoting Google, it’s said to be beneficial for hair/skin/nails, improve digestion and the immune system, and contains antiviral properties. Don’t confuse it for brewer’s yeast….totally different!! You should be able to find it at most major grocery stores in your area – check the organic aisle.
A flavourful snack or side dish!
- 1 head cauliflower
- 4 tbsp oil of choice (EVOO, coconut, avocado)
- nutritional yeast
Preheat your oven to 400°F
Chop cauliflower into small florets & arrange on a baking sheet in a single layer (line with parchment paper if you prefer). Do it in separate batches if you have to - they won't crisp up if they are crammed too tightly on the pan.
LIGHTLY coat your cauliflower in oil (I used coconut oil). You don’t want it to be over-saturated. A pastry brush is helpful to coat the cauliflower.
Sprinkle seasonings on as lightly or heavily as desired. Roast for 15 mins or until cauliflower is slightly browned. Now try to resist eating them all!!