Smoky Cauliflower Bites

I was flipping through some pins on Pinterest and I saw this pin that said cauliflower tastes like popcorn if it is roasted. I thought – nonsense. However, I also initially thought that cauliflower “rice” was crazy too – now I eat it 4 times a week. Anyway – I do NOT think that roasted cauliflower tastes like popcorn…at all; but it does taste good! Depending on how you season it, it can taste like a nice little snack without all the calories and junk. It makes a great side dish also. Cauliflower and I have become pretty close friends and I’m happy with that (we used to be mortal enemies!).

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1 head cauliflower, cut/broke into small pieces

1/4 cup olive oil

1 tsp paprika

1/2 tsp cumin

1/4 tsp turmeric

1/8 tsp chili powder

1 tsp sea salt


In a large bowl, combine cauliflower and olive oil. Sprinkle over seasonings and stir cauliflower with hands until each piece is coated with seasonings. Place cauliflower pieces in a single layer on a baking sheet. Roast at 450F for about 15 minutes, turning halfway through. You might need to adjust your baking time depending on how small or large your cauliflower pieces are – just watch them to make sure they don’t burn. Cauliflower smells bad enough, I’m sure burnt cauliflower is unbearable.

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