Crackling Cauliflower

crackling cauliflower

This easy to make Crackling Cauliflower recipe is an excellent side dish that is healthy and paleo friendly.  Be sure to make enough because it does go fast!

I tried this for the first time a month ago at Whole Foods and loved it. We were invited to BBQ this weekend with some good friends, and Crackling Cauliflower was top of mind to bring as an adult side dish. It turned out to be a good call.

One thing I love about this dish is how well the spices work together. I also am excited for any opportunity to work with garam masala, which is still a fairly new ingredient for us. More to come!

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Crackling Cauliflower

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

This easy to make Crackling Cauliflower recipe is an excellent side dish that is healthy and paleo friendly. Be sure to make enough because it does go fast! Can be prepared ahead of time and should be served cold or at room temperature.

Ingredients:

1 bunch cauliflower, chopped into florets
1/2 large red onion, halved, cut lengthwise into 1/4 inch wide strips
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 tablespoon curry powder
1/2 tablespoon garam masala
1/2 tablespoon fennel seed
1/2 teaspoon crushed red chile flakes
1 teaspoon salt
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon ginger powder (or 1 tablespoon ginger, grated)
1 teaspoon white pepper
1 cup frozen peas

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
2. Take frozen peas out of the freezer and let it thaw while preparing the cauliflower.
3. Combine all the spices in a small mixing bowl, then slowly whisk in the oil. Add the cauliflower, red onion and toss until all pieces are evenly coated.
4. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Add the cauliflower and onion on the sheet and spread out to get a single layer. Roast the cauliflower for 25-35 minutes or until the cauliflower is soft and golden brown.
5. Place the roasted cauliflower in a bowl with the peas and stir. Let cool to room temperature. Serve or refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Adapted from the Whole Foods Market Cookbook by Steve Petusevsky.

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