November 17, 2021

Spicy Roasted Cauliflower with Creamy Cilantro Dipping Sauce


spicy roasted cauliflower with creamy cilantro dipping sauce
This recipe for Spicy Roasted Cauliflower is a quick and easy side dish made with cauliflower and spice blend that explodes with flavor. Whole cauliflower is cut into florets, tossed with delicious spices and roasted until the edges caramelize. The cooling cilantro dipping sauce is optional, but adds a nice touch. If you are looking for other veggie side dishes, check out these:
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4


For the Cauliflower:

  • 2 medium heads cauliflower cut into florets (about 6 cups)
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • Pinch (about 1/8 tsp) cinnamon
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

For the Creamy Cilantro Dipping Sauce:

  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • ¾ cup Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro
  • ½ tsp salt


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Prepare a sheet pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a large bowl add cumin, smoked paprika, turmeric, garlic powder, crushed red pepper, salt, cinnamon and oil. Mix until the spices are fully incorporated in the oil.
  • Add the cauliflower florets and toss to coat the cauliflower in the oil and spice mixture.
  • Place the cauliflower florets on the prepared sheet pan in one layer.
  • Roast for about 25-30 minutes or until the cauliflower is tender and golden brown.
  • While the cauliflower is roasting, mix together the ingredients for the sauce in a small bowl or blender.
  • Serve the cauliflower with the dipping sauce.
Keyword gluten-free, healthy, sheet pan meal, vegetarian

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