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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Sesame Roasted Cauliflower

Every time I purchase a new head of cauliflower, I try to find other ways to experiment with it. I have to say that roasting is my all-time favorite way to prepare and consume it as it really takes on a wonderful flavor. This time I added in some sesame oil and seeds to give it a little different flare and it was extremely tasty.

Did you know that cauliflower...
  • Originated in the Mediterranean and Asia Minor about 2000 years ago
  • Is available year round but is more plentiful in the Spring and Fall
  • A low calorie vegetable and fiber, folacin, potassium and vitamin C
  • In the U.S., California is the largest cauliflower producing state, followed by Arizona then New York; however, China is the largest producer followed by India then the U.S. 
  • There are hundreds of different types of varieties and come in white, orange, green and purple
Sesame Roasted Cauliflower

Prep Time: 10 minutes                  Yield: 4
Cook Time: 40-45 minutes            Serving: 1
Total Time: 50-55 minutes
  • 1 Head Cauliflower
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. Canola Oil
  • 1 tbsp. Sesame Oil
  • 1/4 tsp. Kosher Salt
  • 1/8 tsp. Fresh Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp. Sesame Seeds
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. 
  2. Cut cauliflower down to florets, removing the stems and rinse under cold water; drain. 
  3. Add the cauliflower to a bowl; then add in the garlic, both oils, salt, pepper and sesame seeds. Mix well to coat. 
  4. Transfer cauliflower to a baking sheet and bake for 40-45 minutes, turning halfway through or until the cauliflower has softened and turned a golden brown. 
Nutrition Facts
Calories 148, Carbs 11.8g, Fat 11g, Protein 4.4g, Fiber 5.4g, Sugar 5.1g

*Calculations based on ingredients entered into Calorie Count and may not be 100% accurate. 


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*Cauliflower facts provided by the Agricultural Marketing Resource Center


  1. Carrie,
    This looks amazing. I wonder, if I can find the right pan, if I could grill this instead of turning on the oven.

    1. You could probably grill this in a vegetable pan or wrap in foil and place on the grill.

  2. I'm obsessed with cauliflower. Can't have too many recipes for it!

    1. It's one of my more recent obsessions as well Anita and I'm always looking for new ways to make it.


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