Roasted Cauliflower gets a boost of fresh flavor from garlic, jalapeno pepper, cilantro, and lime in this easy side dish. It’s naturally vegan and gluten-free and ready in about 40 minutes.
Sometimes it seems like cauliflower is overshadowed by its cousin broccoli.
But both are delicious as side dishes and in salads.
I always love both Buffalo Cauliflower Salad and Broccoli Salad with Sunflower Seeds and Dried Cranberries.
However, I was curious about the nutritional differences between the two.
I found this great infographic from Prevention Magazine.
Sadly cauliflower doesn’t quite stack up to the nutritional powerhouse broccoli, but that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be included as part of a healthy diet.
And Roasted Cauliflower with Jalapeno and Lime is the perfect side dish for Mexican-inspired main dishes.
It’s a tradition in my house to have tacos every Tuesday, and this dish complements the flavors perfectly.
I know it’s a little silly, but knowing that we’re celebration Taco Tuesday each week makes meal planning a little easier.
So if you would like to join me in this weekly ritual and are looking for new taco recipes to try, these are some of my favorites:
That last one is like an open-faced taco.
And for a beverage to go with your meal, you can’t beat a Sparkling Watermelon Agua Fresca.
Making Roasted Cauliflower with Jalapeno and Lime is really simple.
First you roast the cauliflower florets in the oven with some garlic and a little olive oil.
Then when it’s lightly browned and tender, you transfer the cauliflower to a serving dish and toss with sliced jalapeno and lime juice and top with fresh cilantro.
I usually remove the seeds and ribs from the jalapeno before I slice it, but feel free to leave them in if you like really spicy food.
Now let’s make Roasted Cauliflower with Jalapeno and Lime!
Roasted Cauliflower with Jalapeno and Lime
Roasted cauliflower gets a boost of flavor from fresh jalapeno, cilantro, and lime in this easy side dish.
- 1 head cauliflower separated into bite-size florets
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 1 jalapeno pepper chopped (seeds and ribs removed, optional)
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons lime juice
- Fresh cilantro leaves for serving
Pre-heat the oven to 450° F.
- On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, toss the cauliflower florets with the garlic, salt and pepper, and olive oil.
- Roast for 20 to 30 minutes until tender when pierced with a fork and lightly browned.
- Transfer the cauliflower to a bowl and toss with the chopped jalapeno and lime juice. Top with cilantro and serve.
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