Indian Spiced Roasted Cauliflower

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This recipe presented one of those a-ha moments. How could I have failed to think of this before? It’s so simple yet so addictive. Once you get your spice mix together (a listing of spices that you likely already have in your pantry) it becomes the simple process of roasting vegetables.

Cauliflower is a love it or hate it vegetable, but whatever group you fall into, this recipe might change your mind. Roasting cauliflower changes its consistency in a big way. Cruciferous vegetables include broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, and kale and are known for a compound that neutralizes toxins in the liver and helps cleanse the system as a result. Cruciferous vegetables are loaded with fiber that lowers cholesterol.

Cruciferous vegetables have shown the ability to stop the growth of cancer cells in the breast, uterine lining (endometrium), lung, colon, liver, and cervix, according to the American Institute for Cancer Research.

Read More: Are Cruciferous Vegetables a Superfood?

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Indian Spiced Roasted Cauliflower

1 head cauliflower, leaves and stem removed, sliced
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp plus 1 tsp Indian spice mix (recipe to follow)
Sea salt to taste


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2. Spread cauliflower out on a cookie sheet so that they aren’t touching. It may take more than one cookie sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with Indian spice mixture and sea salt. Use your hands to combine.

Indian Spice Mixture

1 tbsp cumin
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp ginger powder
1/4 tsp ground cardamom
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon


1. Add to a bowl and combine with a whisk. Store in a sealed container in a clean, dry place.

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Welcome to Serene Kitchen, your destination for tasty meatless eats and mindful living. My name is Sara Novak and I'm a health and wellness expert for Discovery Health and TreeHugger.