We know that cruciferous vegetables are healthy, super healthy. We also know that people usually don’t love them. We are supposed to eat plenty of them every day, but I personally know very few people who would be happy to do it. I am the only one at home who could eat huge amounts of cruciferous, which apparently makes me the different species in the family.
Not that my son and his dad don’t eat broccoli or cauliflower at all. Actually, they eat them more often than they think because Mummy hides these beauties in a number of meals, say cream soups or mashed vegetable sides. 🙂
Fortunately, I don’t need to hide cauliflower any more. Recently, I discovered an easy recipe (you won’t believe how simple and quick it is) and it turned out to be amazingly tasty, Roasted Cauliflower. Even my child loved it. You can find a great variety of recipes on the Internet: with ginger, garlic, cumin, lemon, etc.
This is my version and it only has 5 ingredients (if salt and pepper count 🙂 ). Let’s see.
- 1 head cauliflower
- 1-2 teaspoon turmeric (I use the turmeric powder by TRS)
- olive oil
- black pepper
Preheat the oven to 200°C and cover a tray with a piece of baking paper.
Break the cauliflower head into florets and put them in a big bowl. Sprinkle with turmeric, salt and black pepper. Use your hands to get it well-mixed. Each floret will be coloured beautifully with turmeric powder.
Put the cauliflower in the tray and spread it out evenly. A drizzle of olive oil and it’s all ready to go to the oven.
Bake for about 25-30 minute or until golden.
Voila! Crunchy florets of cauliflower wrapped up in flavour. Perfect for a siding or eaten on their own.
Why to prepare this yummy dish? It’s low in calories but it is good not only for your weight-loss diet. Its main ingredients are totally beneficial to your health.
Both cauliflower and turmeric fight inflammation, reduce gas and help to improve digestion. Yet, keep in mind that raw cauliflower could be more difficult to digest. So if you have digestive problems such as bloating, cooked cruciferous are the better option for you. Dr. Axe gives more detail in Cauliflower: Benefits, Nutrition & Recipes.
As for turmeric, it is often called ‘the wonder spice’ because of its innumerable health benefits and I absolutely love it. Read more in this useful article: 10 Proven Health Benefits of Turmeric and Curcumin by Kris Gunnars, Authority Nutrition.
OK, no more nutritional science here. Next time you go to the grocery, just pick a head of cauliflower and try this recipe if you haven’t done it before. I hope you’ll enjoy it.