Easy Spicy Roasted Cauliflower Recipe – A Favorite Low-Carb Side Dish!

By | May 20, 2017

Easy Spicy Roasted Cauliflower Recipe

Easy Spicy Roasted CauliflowerThis easy spicy roasted cauliflower recipe is a perfect side dish for a quick and easy weeknight meal. Just toss it all together and pop it in the oven for a flavorful, low-carb side that pairs well with everything from poultry to beef and pork roasts.

Before I share today’s easy spicy roasted cauliflower recipe I want to take a moment to discuss the benefits of low-carb eating.

Diets have appeared in many different forms, especially fad diets.

Among the problems with these fad diets is that as well as often leaving you feeling very hungry they can also be unhealthy and only work for a short space of time. Research has indicated that the most effective diets are those that can be adhered to over long periods of time. In the case of fad diets, weight tends to be very erratic and while you may lose weight initially it is not unusual to put that weight back on and eventually increase your weight.

One of the huge benefits of a low carb diet is that you do not need to feel hungry.

This may seem like it avoids the point of a diet, but it doesn’t. The aim of dieting is not to eat less but to lose weight or eat more healthily. The most famous of all low carb diets is the Atkins diet and this remains popular because it allows you to eat good-sized meals and is proven to help you lose weight.

The basics of a low carb diet are that you can eat as much food as you like until you are full, as long as you only eat the allowed foods. Generally speaking, this includes meat, cheese, fish, eggs, and poultry. You are also allowed a certain amount of green vegetables each day. As well as being a healthy way to lose weight, a low carb diet will give you a sustained weight loss meaning you can continue to lose weight even after the initial push and you will keep the weight off once it is gone.

It will also lower your cholesterol and blood pressure as well as stabilize your blood sugar level.

Ok, here is the Easy Spicy Roasted Cauliflower Recipe:

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 25-27 minutes

Serves 4

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 large head cauliflower, rinsed, dried, and separated into florets
    3 T. extra virgin olive oil 
  • 2 – 3 cloves garlic, peeled and finely minced
  • 2 t. crushed red pepper flakes
    Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
    ½ c. Parmesan cheese, freshly grated, divided

Easy Spicy Roasted Cauliflower Directions:

Preheat oven to 450˚F and line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

Add cauliflower florets, olive oil, minced garlic, and crushed red pepper flakes to a large bowl and tlose weightoss to coat. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Spread seasoned cauliflower on prepared baking sheet in a single layer. Roast for 20-25 minutes at 450˚F, stirring once to ensure cauliflower cooks evenly.

Remove from oven and set the broiler to high. Evenly sprinkle cauliflower with ¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese and place under the broiler until golden brown (approximately 2 minutes).

Remove from oven and sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese and serve immediately.

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