Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins
This recipe was originally one of Martha Stewart's but I've adjusted it to make it more to my taste. This has become my DH's favorite vegetable recipe. In fact, we love it so much that the two of us usually pig out on the whole recipe.
- 2 lbs cauliflower
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon pepper
- 1⁄2 teaspoon chili powder (I use Ancho Chile Powder)
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
- Trim head of cauliflower and cut into bite-sized florets.
- Dry cauliflower well.
- Drizzle with olive oil (you may need more than 2 T) then sprinkle with garlic salt, pepper, and chile powder.
- You can adjust seasonings according to your personal preferences.
- Toss cauliflower until seasonings are well distributed.
- Pour into a greased baking pan and bake for 20- 25 minutes, stirring once or twice.
- Cauliflower should be a dark, golden brown when baking is completed.
- Remove from oven and pour into a serving dish.
- Top with balsamic vinegar and toss well.
Let's just say, I'm going out to get another head of cauliflower ASAP! I was a bit hesitant with the mix of chili, garlic, and balsamic, but since I love roasted vegetables, I thought I'd give it a whirl. This will be me in my rotation for years to come! The amount of ingredients is perfect -- it's not too spciy, not too tangy, not too garlicy. It's just right. Thanks so much for sharing!!
So two thirds of our family really doesn't care for cauliflower. On top of that I wasn't too sure about the idea of the chili powder and balsamic on it. But we gave it a try. The non-cauliflower eaters loved it while our regular cauliflower lovers felt it was just okay. Crazy, huh?!? I had a garlic seas salt and pepper blend, I just added up the amounts called for both ingredients, and used that instead. Served as a side to chicken.
This cauliflower side dish is AMAZING. I thought it would be decent, but it turned out to be just delicious. It is easy to make, has just a few ingredients, and is simply wonderful. I would say this is scrape-every-last-morsel-onto-your-plate good.