Gluten Free Cumin Roasted Cauliflower

October 2, 2011

Cauliflower always gets such a bad rap as a bland, boring white food -- and honestly, if you served it simply boiled or steamed, this isn't far from the truth. The key to cooking with cauliflower is knowing which flavors to pair with it! Cumin and cauliflower were simply made for each other! Cumin has a warm aroma and nutty, almost peppery flavor, which pairs well with cauliflower's naturally nutty and vegetal flavor -- a flavor similar to very mild broccoli. Roasting is my preferred method for cooking cauliflower -- the florets are cooked until tender while the edges turn a golden brown and become quite crisp! 

Cauliflower, for being a white food, is also surprisingly high in nutritional value! Packed with dietary fiber, low in carbohydrates and a good source of folate (folic acid/vitamin B9) and vitamin C.  

Maybe the best part of this recipe? It's gluten free, dairy free, low carb, diabetes friendly, vegetarian and vegan! So celebrate Vegetarian Awareness Month with this awesome autumn recipe.

Also check out this article for more cumin recipes: Spicy Saturday: Cumin - all gluten free and simply delicious!

Click here for the recipe: Cumin Roasted Cauliflower

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StephanieBostic's picture

Cauliflower boring?! I must disagree. Recently, I was working up a number of recipes to convert a cauliflower hater into a cauliflower lover (mission accomplished!) and became reaquianted with the lovely brain-shaped veg.

There is a subtle flavor that is easily overwhelmed. It's a fantastic basic steamed vegetable, has a faint bite when it's raw, and works well with many flavors and cuisines. You can even eat the leaves, and they taste like cauliflower!