If you’re looking for another lame side dish recipe, this isn’t the post for you. My spicy roasted cauliflower will assault your tastebuds like a flaming ninja. This delicious side dish is no joke with three different chilis bringing the spice. Of course the spice can always be tamped down, but every once and a while it’s totally worth the burn.
This Spicy Roasted Cauliflower recipe is: Low Carb, Gluten Free, Paleo, Vegetarian
SPICY ROASTED CAULIFLOWER RECIPE
My original thought with this recipe was to make it more of a roasted Mexican cauliflower side dish. To be completely honest, that is really what I wanted to call this recipe too… but nobody is searching for a recipe like that. Not sure that there is a whole lot of cauliflower used in Mexican cuisine, which would make it completely logical that nobody is searching for it.
Now, just because cauliflower isn’t traditionally used in Mexican cuisine doesn’t mean that it should be used. I have to say that this is now one of my FAVORITE side dishes. I love the mixture of cauliflower, red onions and garlic along with some traditional Mexican spices. Topping it with some Cotija, cilantro and maybe some sour cream really takes this spicy roasted cauliflower recipe to the next level.
As with any of my spicy recipes, you can control the level of heat pretty easily. If you’re not into much heat, follow some of the notes in the recipe below to cut it back. The remaining ingredients will all work together for a really tasty side dish.
WHAT SPICES GO WITH ROASTED CAULIFLOWER?
There are a lot of different spices which work really well with cauliflower. Here are a few:
- Garlic Powder or Fresh Garlic
- Onion Powder or Red Onions
- Chili Powder
Cauliflower also loves acids like fresh lemon or lime juice or a spray of balsamic vinegar to really brighten up the flavors!
SIDE DISH RECIPES
Love the sound of my spicy roasted cauliflower but want some other low carb side dish ideas? Here are a few to whet your whistle:
Nutrition information is supplied by NutriFox and are based on estimates only.