Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Guest Blogger: Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower

Another delicious recipe from MJ found its way into my inbox. Thanks Mom!

Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower
Ever notice that rich yellow color in some Indian dishes? That would be the turmeric. Turmeric is a natural anti-inflammatory, antiseptic AND antibacterial agent just to name a few of the spice's health benefits (but the list goes on and on).

Photo credit: Mama Bear
1 head of cauliflower
olive oil*
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 400F
Cut cauliflower into florets.
Spread florets in a single layer in an oven-proof baking dish.
Toss with olive oil, turmeric, salt and pepper.
Roast for 25-30 minutes, until fork tender and brown.

Although I am personally not a fan of it myself (I detest it, in fact), cilantro would make a pretty stellar garnish, both visually and gastronomically.

*Mother dearest does not really measure anything (gosh darn all those years of cooking experience...) but I am going to go ahead and guess that 2 T olive oil and 2 t turmeric would make life golden and delicious.


  1. I am glad you added a measurement with the turmeric. Its super potent stuff. I got some from a middle eastern grocer that was super strong. When I stir it into veggies with my hands they become "decorated" in a bright yellow. It also "decorates"
    any plastic containers or work surfaces you use. But worth it cause it tastes so good and its so good for you.

  2. glad to know you detest cilantro...i trust you more now.