Thursday, 3 July 2014

Roasted Nutmeg Cauliflower

I realised I haven't posted a side/snack in a long while, and since I gave you the chai banana bread yesterday - I might as well try and get some vegetables in you as well, right? S'all about a balanced diet! And now you can't say I didn't try.

Cauliflower is one of those vegetables I haven't cooked much with, why? I don't know! It's got such a lovely mellow flavour and is quite versatile. With just a few spices, you can make this a lovely side dish with a bit of a kick to it, or serve it as a snack with some chutney or creamy dips.

Roasted Nutmeg Cauliflower
(Serves 2 as a generous side-dish)

1 small cauliflower, broken up into florets, stem sliced
2 tbsp sunflower oil
1/3 tsp salt
1/3 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp chilli powder

- Pre-heat oven to 180-200°C.

- In a big bowl, combine the oil and spices. Mix well before adding the cauliflower. Cover with a lid or a plate and give it a right good shake - dancing optional.

- Spread the cauliflower in a baking tray, and bake for about 25-30 minutes until nice and golden.

- Serve as a side dish with a main meal, or as a snack with some lovely creamy dips and/or fruit chutney!

For another couple of cauliflower ideas, why not check out the cauliflower curry fritters or creamy cauliflower and broccoli gratin? The latter one of the two is vegan, and has the recipe for one of the best white sauces I've ever come across, using soy milk!

Do you have a favourite cauliflower recipe or dish?

Original source:
Spice it Up! p. 110

- Jules


  1. That looks delish! Roasted cauliflower is the best, nutmeg sounds like a great flavor to add. :)

    1. Muchos gracias mi amiga! The nutmeg adds a really nice flavour without being too in-your-face, t'was delicious with the chutney, and would be great with sweet chilli sauce too! x

  2. Ovnsstekt blomkål er SÅ godt. Takk for påminnelsen, det er nemlig alt for lenge siden jeg har laget. Det går jo mest i rå mat her, men noe varm på en av disse regnværsdagene, hadde jammen ikke vært dumt!

    1. Uff har det regnet der hjemme? Ja, da kan det være godt med litt varm mat for kropp og sinn :) Litt muskat er godt slik som jeg nevnte i innlegget :) Bon appetit! x

  3. Jules, this looks amazing. I love nutmeg AND cauliflower so I think I'll make this tonight!! Much like yourself, I don't use cauliflower that often even though I really like it.

    My favorite recipe is a cauliflower pizza crust. You'd never guess it's cauliflower!
    Also, I'd like to try and make cauliflower steak (lol) I had it at a vegan restaurant once and it was delish!

    This is next, though. I hope it'll work with frozen florets :) Thanks for this awesome recipe!!

    1. Ahh, the cauliflower steak sounds..interesting, but I have seen many a cauliflower pizza crust and they look delicious!

      Thank you so much for your kind words Rose, once again, leaves me with a smile on my face :D If you thaw the florets in the oven for a bit before adding the coating, I am sure it'll work - I'll cross my fingers for you :) x