Roasted Cauliflower

Roasted Cauliflower with Berbere Spices

We love to roast cauliflower – the high heat brings out the sweetness of this vegetable and the flavor is just so rich. Spices help add a little variety to the rotation, and Berbere really kicks it up! This spice blend has some heat to it, so go light if you don't like spicy food.

  • 1 medium head cauliflower (2 1/2 to 3 pounds), cut into 1 1/2-inch-wide florets (8 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 
  • 1-2 tsps Berbere Spices (available from Tranquility Herbals. alternatively, use chili powder or curry powder)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 450°F.

In a large bowl, combine oil, salt, and spices. Toss cauliflower in oil mixture to coat. Spread in 1 layer in a large shallow baking pan (1 inch deep) and roast, stirring and turning over occasionally, until tender and golden brown, 25 to 35 minutes.