Almond Roasted Cauliflower
Roasting cauliflower is not a new idea, but the addition of almond meal and nutritional yeast makes this side dish something special. Easy . . . and addictive (even if you aren’t a huge cauliflower fan)!
4 - 4 1/2
about 1 medium cauliflower, with bite-sized flowerets cut and used
extra-virgin olive oil
can reduce, or omit, see note
rounded sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper
optional if making for kids
try tiger nut flour for nut-free version
Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet or 8 by 12-inch baking pan with parchment paper. Toss the cauliflower with the olive oil and sea salt (and pepper, if using). Transfer to the prepared pan. Bake for 20 minutes, tossing once or twice. At the 20-minute mark, check the doneness and color of the cauliflower. If it has started to soften, turning a golden color, add the almond meal and nutritional yeast and toss again. If, at 20 minutes, it isn’t at this stage, let it bake for another 10 minutes and then add the almond meal and nutritional yeast. Bake for another 10 to 15 minutes or more, tossing again once, until the cauliflower is golden brown and fully softened. Remove from the oven and season with additional salt and pepper, if desired. Serve warm! Serves 2 to 3... or maybe just 1!
Oil-free note: You can reduce or omit the oil. Without oil, the cauliflower will not be as moist and caramelized. Be sure to use parchment paper.