Baked Cauliflower Recipe – Roasted Cauliflower Bites

Oven-roasted cauliflower bites, flavored with turmeric, red pepper flakes and sea salt.

Baked Cauliflower – Roasted Cauliflower Bites

Just tried a baked cauliflower recipe this morning.  I came across this Roasted Cauliflower Bites from one of my Facebook friends who is forever sharing yummy-looking desserts.  Thanks Glenn!

Very low in calories and salt, no carbs, but high in fiber and nutrients from the cauliflower – these Roasted Cauliflower Bites are easy and quick to make.  Fresh from the oven, coated in a tangy glaze of butter, turmeric, garlic and red pepper flakes, even your finicky fans will like them.



It also comes with a Greek yogurt dipping sauce that goes well with the tangy cauliflower, and couldn’t be simpler to make.

I pulled these out of the oven and served them to Dwaine, who thought they were GREAT! The cauliflower took on a golden-yellow color from the browning and turmeric. With a little more salt, these could be eaten alone, but with the yogurt dip they were delicious! The dip could skip the cilantro if you’re averse to that, and it would simply provide a smooth creamy note to the smoky taste of the roasted cauliflower and turmeric.

Highly recommended for your next party! Low-calorie, no carbs, very little salt but very tasty.

Oven-roasted cauliflower bites, flavored with turmeric, red pepper flakes and sea salt.
Oven-roasted cauliflower bites, flavored with turmeric, red pepper flakes and sea salt.

Oven-Roasted Cauliflower Bites

Low in calories and salt, but high in fiber and nutrients, you can snack away with these tasty, toasty cauliflower bites.  
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Low-Carb Appetizer, Warm Appetizer
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Don Herman

Ingredients

Cauliflower Bites

  • 1 lg Cauliflower
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil plus a little for the baking pan
  • 2 tbsp Butter melted
  • 1 tbsp Ginger freshly grated
  • 1 tsp Turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp Crushed Red Pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • Lemon Juice from half lemon

Yogurt Dip

  • 1 cup Greek Yogurt, plain
  • 2 whole Green Onions, minced
  • 1/4 cup Cilantro, fresh, minced
  • 3/4 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425F and lightly oil a rimmed baking pan.  
  • In a medium bowl, combine the yogurt, green onions, cilantro, garlic powder and salt.  Stir to combine.  Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.  (I placed the onions, cilantro, garlic powder and salt into a Bullet blender with the grinder attachment and ground it until finely minced.  Then I mixed it with the yogurt in the yogurt container and stored it overnight.)
  • In a large bowl, combine the oil, butter, ginger, turmeric, red pepper flakes, black pepper, salt and the lemon juice.  Whisk to combine.
  • Cut the cauliflower into bite-size pieces (not too small) and toss in the spicy ginger-turmeric dressing until evenly coated.
  • Scatter the cauliflower on the lightly oiled baking sheet and slide into your pre-heated oven.  Roast for 20 to 25 minutes until golden, rotating the pan halfway through.  Do not toss or flip the cauliflower or you will not achieve a good carmelization.
  • Once the cauliflower has finished roasting, let it cool for five minutes before serving.

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7 Comments

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    Now, this is something I must try! I don’t think I’ve ever seen oven roasted cauliflower bites before and definitely sounds interesting. Maybe something I can nibble at while working on my online biz and keeping healthy at the same time 😉

    Thanks for sharing.

    Neil

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      Lots of health benefits in turmeric! And for those stuck behind a computer all day, it’s a good thing to watch the carbs – at least, it is for me!

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