Oven Roasted Cauliflower Recipe | Multicolored Cauliflower Recipes
Ever since I discovered roasted cauliflower couple of years ago, I have been its ardent fan. Inspite of loving this vegetable already, I find that I just love it even more when its roasted. In our house, we prefer roasted cauliflower to other variants of cooking it. It also helps that its so easy to make. Toss everything in a pan, put it in the oven and tada - dinner's set! And the cleanup is a breeeeeeeze!
Oven Roasted Cauliflower Recipe | Multicolored Cauliflower Recipes
Given that our farmer's market is filled with aisles of freshest winter produce, I am liking how they woo me with their brightest colors every time I visit for my groceries.  Remember my Cauliflower Pakoras? I made them with the leftover cauliflower after making this dish.
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  • Serves: 2 people
  • Yields: About 4 servings.
  • 1 medium head (about 3lbs) Cauliflower, cut into florets (see Tips)
  • 3-4 Cloves Garlic, sliced and minced (or as per taste)
  • 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil/ Olive oil/Grapeseed Oil
  • Lemon Juice to taste
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Few sprigs of Cilantro to garnish
Cauliflower: I used a mix of regular, Orange, Purple and Green Cauliflower. The photos don't do it justice but the other colors deepen with the roasting and it looks fantastic on the dinner table, fresh from the oven.
Other Seasoning Ideas: Parmesan, Nutritional Yeast, Red Chilli Flakes, Paprika, Turmeric, Curry powder, Garam Masala, Garlic Powder, Cumin Powder, Cumin-Coriander Powder, Herbs like thyme, oregano, cilantro etc
1. Preheat Oven 400F. While that's happening, toss the cauliflower florets along with Garlic.
2. Add Lemon juice to taste. I used 2 full Meyer lemons, cos I love the sweet/tangy taste of this variety of lemons.
3. Next add in the oil. I used Extra Virgin Olive oil for this post but you can use regular Olive oil too. Many online recipes ask for 2 tbsp but I find that we like it even with 1 tbsp (and may be even a little less).
4. Have kept the seasoning basic for this post. But I have tried the other seasoning and love all of them, esp. the Indian flavors (no surprises there!). Give it a good mix with your hand
5. Roast for about 20-25 minutes or until the tops are brown (and looked slightly charred). Do a fork test to check for the tenderness of the cauliflower. If it pierces easily, its done.
Except for the cheese, you can toss the seasoning before roasting and then once its done, add the cheese. I used fresh cilantro to garnish just before serving. Oven Roasted Cauliflower Recipe | Multicolored Cauliflower Recipes

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3 Member Reviews

By Binita on Mar 30, 2013

Made with a seasoning of cumin-coriandar powder + garam masala+paprika...


By Sunitha on Jul 18, 2012



I do not have an Oven.

Can i make it on stove top.

Please help me in this regard.


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By Nomadic New Englander on May 24, 2013

[...] excited to try this recipe with the purple and yellow cauliflower that I picked up at the farmer’s market near [...]

By Sravs on Nov 28, 2012

Any idea what mode should I be using in my combination oven...like just grill or mw/grill or convection etc. Thanks for any help.

By Mangala on May 6, 2012

I recently went to a supermarket and was shocked to find cauliflower in orange, green and purple colors :). Wish to eat this super-healthy food sometime. You should visit my blog DK. 'Should' in bold letters :) cooking.jingalala.org

By Bite Size Wellness Cauli-ful: Show Off with Colored Cauliflower on Apr 11, 2012

[...] Roasted cauliflower is delicious. Roasted orange, purple and green cauliflower is even better. [...]

By stella on Mar 26, 2012

:-D i feel good reading these comments ..but how do we prepare it and how long should the preparation take?

For that refer the recipe??!! --DK

By cauliflower on Mar 16, 2012

Über cauliflower informiere ich mich regelmäßig. Danke also für deinen Blogpost zum Thema. Vielen Dank dafür, Ann-Christin.

By Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) on Mar 4, 2012

Roasting cauliflower is one of my favorite ways to prepare it! It gets so creamy and delicious. Thanks for sharing!

By Archana on Mar 3, 2012

Will make this for my hubby loves cauliflower

By Chrissie on Feb 25, 2012

I roast cauli in the oven, similar to above, but I don't use lemon and include cumin seeds, thin strips of onion and whole green chillies with a cut in them. I serve this dry dish with a tempered dal and rice.

By Fatima Pais on Feb 22, 2012

Never knew we could get coloured cauliflower. Well, haven't seen it in India yet!

By jasmine on Feb 21, 2012

Hi, What is the quantity fo cheese to be added and what variety of cheese and in what form - powdered , grated etc... The dish looks lovely and enticing Thanks

By Spandana on Feb 20, 2012

I did not know we get cauliflowers in green and orange... This is the first time I am seeing them. They look beautiful!!! Love the roast too.