oven roasted curried cauliflower

Today was such a long day.  It has been hot here in cold, rainy Washington…  hot and muggy.  Ok, warm and muggy, but we’re wimpy and all this mugginess just makes us grumpy.

So, of course all I want to do all day is run my a/c with all the doors and windows shut, which is glorious and refreshing and consequently makes me want to bake.  Not sure what the correlation is, but hey…  I’ll go with it!

Yesterday it was classic, perfectly chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Today, roasted curried cauliflower.


We did our weekly Costco run today and I just about squealed when I saw bags of fresh cauliflower florets in the produce section.

I have been bemoaning the fact that they haven’t sold cauliflower because I pretty much only shop at Costco, and I have been seeing so many fun recipes around the web lately with cauliflower!  (Cauliflower ‘rice’, cauliflower pizza crust, cauliflower tortillas, etc. etc.)

I am SO excited to start playing with all these fun recipes!

But first, my favorite…  roasted cauliflower.  With a healthy dose of curry powder, cayenne and fresh lemon.  Oh, man is that a delicious treat!

(I’ll let you in on a little secret:  I make it just spicy enough that no one else wants any.  More for me!  I’m mean that way.)

You’ll notice I don’t really have measurements in this recipe.  I could slap some in there if that would make you feel better, but then I guarantee I will start getting “That was too spicy for me!” or “That was too much curry for my liking!” or even “That was not salty enough so I threw it all out and ate some french fries.”

You get the point, right?  The recipe is so simple, it’s more of a method really.  Take some cauliflower florets (as much as you want to eat), toss them with some good melted coconut oil or olive oil.  Spread them all out on a baking sheet (in a single layer please!) and season generously to your liking.

I just start sprinkling stuff on until it looks…  seasoned, you know?  If you’re nervous, start light and you can always add more salt, spice, etc. at the end after you taste it!

oven roasted curried cauliflower


  • cauliflower florets
  • melted coconut oil or olive oil
  • salt & pepper
  • curry powder
  • garlic powder
  • cayenne pepper
  • 1 lemon


Preheat the oven to 500ºF. Line a baking sheet with foil for easy cleanup.

Toss the cauliflower florets with some good melted coconut oil or olive oil. Spread them all out on the foil-lined baking sheet in a single layer, and season generously to taste.

((Just start sprinkling the spices on. If you are nervous about some of them, like the curry or cayenne, start small and you can always add more later!))

Place the pan in the oven and roast for about 15-20 minutes, until the cauliflower is nice and golden. Remove, sprinkle generously with lemon, taste for spices and enjoy!


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