Chili Spiced Cauliflower

Margie Bruner - Glory KitchenBy:  Margie Bruner, owner of Glory Kitchen
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The savory, spicy & crunchy flavors of this chili spiced cauliflower have made this a quick go-to dish I make over and over.  Making cauliflower in this way is just so tasty, you won’t even think about how good it is for you.  The added crunch and smokiness from Glory Kitchen’s San Miguel nut & spice mix will season this veggie in such a lovely way.

Cauliflower, a cruciferous vegetable, is in the same family as cabbage, kale & broccoli.  The large, bulbous and flowery head is called a “curd” and it is in peak season during the winter months between December and March. Cauliflower becomes irresistible when roasted with smoky chili flavors.  By adding the crunch of pepitas (pumpkin seeds) and the smokiness of ancho chilis, chipotle pepper and paprika, these little florets become melt-in-your-mouth irresistible.

Chili Spiced Cauliflower

Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon San Miguel nut & spice mix
  • 1 large head of cauliflower
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • sea salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400° and place the rack in the center of the oven.
  2. Cut the head of cauliflower into four quarters and then cut each quarter into small florets, making certain to carefully cut out the center stem. Layer the small cauliflower florets onto a baking sheet lined with either foil or parchment paper.
  3. Drizzle the florets with olive oil. Sprinkle with paprika, a generous pinch of sea salt & San Miguel nut & spice mix. Using your hands, gently toss the cauliflower until they are all completely covered with spices and oil. Distribute the florets evenly onto baking sheet and place the sheet into the hot oven.
  4. Roast the cauliflower for 20-30 minutes or until golden and slightly browned. Test the readiness by piercing a few florets with a fork to make certain they are soft & tender. Remove and serve warm.

Notes

This roasted cauliflower would also be delicious using Mumbai, Umbria, Cairo, Penang or Provence nut & spice mixes from Glory Kitchen.

Chili Spiced Cauliflower - Glory Kitchen
Chili Spiced Cauliflower - Glory Kitchen
Chili Spiced Cauliflower - Glory Kitchen
Chili Spiced Cauliflower - Glory Kitchen
Chili Spiced Cauliflower - Glory Kitchen
Chili Spiced Cauliflower - Glory Kitchen