Cauliflower Popcorn - Roasted Cauliflower


1 head cauliflower or 1 head equal amount of pre-cut commercially prepped cauliflower

4 tablespoons olive oil

1 teaspoon salt, to taste


1 - Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

2 - Trim the head of cauliflower, discarding the core and thick stems; cut florets into pieces about the size of ping-pong balls

3 - In a large bowl, combine the olive oil and salt, whisk, then add the cauliflower pieces and toss thoroughly.

4 - Line a baking sheet with parchment for easy cleanup (you can skip that, if you don't have any) then spread the cauliflower pieces on the sheet and roast for 1 hour, turning 3 or 4 times, until most of each piece has turned golden brown.

(The browner the cauliflower pieces turn, the more caramelization occurs and the sweeter they'll taste).

5 - Serve immediately and enjoy!


This is surprisingly good & great way to consume cruciferous veggies!   Makes a wonderful mashed potato alternative!


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