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We're doing another week of healthy snacks! Last week it was Spicy Roasted Chickpeas, and this week, here are some Peppery Cauliflower Bites.
This recipe comes courtesy of my mother-in-law. One time, I went over to her house, and she handed me a bowl. "Try this!" she said.
"What is it?" I asked.
"Just try it!" she replied.
So I tried the small, oven-browned items. They were a little bit soft and a little bit crunchy. Peppery and garlicky. But I couldn't figure out what kind of food it was.
"Roasted cauliflower," she told me.
I never liked cauliflower before this. Broccoli I like, but cauliflower just doesn't do it for me. Until this recipe.
A hint: the cauliflower will shrink A LOT. So go easy on the spices. It's really easy to put too much salt or pepper on the cauliflower. The amount pictured above came from a full head of cauliflower.
This is also a great recipe to get kids to eat cauliflower! Just go even easier on the spices. My 6-year-old loves it!
As for frugality, ALDI had cauliflower on sale for 99¢ a head. I buy my spices and Parmesan cheese at ALDI as well. Olive oil often has $1.00 coupons; wait until the small bottles go on a buy one, get one free sale, and you can often get olive oil for $2.00 per bottle or less.
PEPPERY CAULIFLOWER BITES
1 head cauliflower
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tbsp Parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Remove the core from the cauliflower and cut into florets. In a large bowl, toss the florets with olive oil. Add the salt, pepper, garlic powder, and Parmesan cheese. Toss well until the spices cover the cauliflower.
Turn out onto a large baking sheet. Roast at 450 degrees for 25-30 minutes, turning cauliflower every 5 minutes, or until nicely browned.
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