As one very popular, nutrient-rich vegetables, cauliflower can be thought as somewhat lacking in taste. It’s easy to spice up cauliflower with some simple spices, so don’t be misguided: Cauliflower can actually be very versatile to cook with. Here is one of our favourite recipes, cauliflower spiced with cumin, it’s quite famous within cooking circles and today we’d like to share it with you. It makes an excellent side to any entree, and can also be eaten all on it’s own.
The cauliflower can actually be roasted whole, which also looks really impressive! But if your oven is not as grand, cutting into florets will taste equally yum. We’re using a mix of chillies, paprika and cumin as the spices – these pair really well and taste cuisine-neutral. Some other additions you could use to make the recipe extra special include green peppercorns, allspice and sumac – each great for this autumn.
Recipe: Roasted Spiced Cauliflower
2 tsp olive oil
3g kashmiri chilli powder
3g tsp ground cumin
5g smoked paprika
Optional: 2g green peppercorns, crushed
Optional: 2g allspice powder
Optional: 5g sumac
1. Preheat oven to 200C.
2. Cut cauliflower into florets. Transfer the florets to a bowl. Toss the cauliflower with the olive oil.
3. In a small bowl, mix together the chili powder, ground cumin, paprika and salt.
4. Add the spice mixture over the cauliflower and, using your hands, toss and rub to coat the cauliflower.
5. Transfer the cauliflower to a baking sheet and roast the cauliflower for about 20 minutes.