{Recipe} Balsamic and Garlic Roasted Cauliflower

Hmmm…roasted cauliflower. It’s kind of touted as the ultimate cauliflower preparation. The one that turns even cauliflower haters into fans. I’ll be honest. I’ve never been all that impressed with roasted cauliflower. I like cauliflower even in standard, boring preparations, and to me, roasting it didn’t really change the flavor as much as people say it does. At least, the change wasn’t as drastic as it is with roasted broccoli (which I love).

balsamic-garlic-roasted-cauliflower-1

Still, it’s a side that everyone raves about, and so I kept trying. I tried different recipes. I tweaked things here and there. Finally, I came up with something that the hubs (who isn’t a usual cauliflower fan) actually liked.

The secret – adding other flavors to caramelize along with the cauliflower. I mean, who doesn’t love roasted garlic? If that’s you, I’m not sure we can be friends.

balsamic-garlic-roasted-cauliflower-2

And this balsamic. Have you ever tasted balsamic vinegar that’s been caramelized? So good. Use good, aged balsamic. The kind that’s a little thick. It’ll thicken even more and caramelize and become sweet with just a hint of tart.

Now can you imagine that with roasted garlic and cauliflower that’s tender with crispy edges? Uh huh. Yeah.

balsamic-garlic-roasted-cauliflower

 

5.0 from 1 reviews
Balsamic and Garlic Roasted Cauliflower
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
Author:
Recipe type: side dish, vegetable
Ingredients
  • 8 cups cauliflower, about 2 small heads
  • 2 tbsp balsamic, high quality, aged
  • 2 tbsp fat, olive oil or browned butter
  • 4-6 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
  • 2 tsp rosemary or thyme
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Toss cauliflower in balsamic vinegar and fat of choice.
  2. Season with salt and pepper to taste and allow to marinate while your oven preheats.
  3. Preheat oven to 425ºF
  4. Line a baking sheet with foil and spread cauliflower evenly over the foil.
  5. Roast for 10 minutes.
  6. Remove baking sheet from the oven, add the garlic and herbs and toss cauliflower to coat as evenly as possible.
  7. Return cauliflower to the oven and roast for an additional 15 minutes or until balsamic is caramelized and garlic is roasted.

 

Do you like roasted cauliflower? Do you think it really does drastically alter the flavor?

So you’re a fellow foodie? Come connect with me!
Facebook | Pinterest | Twitter | Instagram | Google+

Need more ideas to make this a complete meal?

{click on the image to be taken to the recipe}

Paleo and gluten free mini pumpkin pies!   Simple and delicious slow cooker Kalua Pork - only three ingredients!   The best gluten free biscuit recipe I've ever tried. Flaky, buttery drop biscuits - grain free, egg free
Link Parties Button

← Previous post

Next post →

7 Comments

  1. I’ll definitely give this a try! I do love roasted veggies and I am addicted to balsamic vinegar…I have an whole cabinet full of different kinds. (I know I have issues…but it’s so good!) Pinning! Thanks for linking it up with us at Foodie Fridays!

    • A whole cabinet full of different balsamic vinegars sounds wonderful! I tend to use mine up faster than I can collect them. 😛 Thank you for pinning!

      • I go through a ton of balsamic! We have a local store 5 minutes from my house…let’s just say I am a frequent shopper….

        • A balsamic vinegar shop that’s only 5 minutes away? That’s dangerous! I would probably do a lot of damage if I lived that close, too. No wonder you’re able to build up a collection. And now I’m dreaming of having a collection of my own. 🙂

  2. Hello there ♥ Just thought I’d leave a massage to let you know I’ve loved this amazing recipe and I’ve included it in my 50 Epic Vegan Christmas recipes’ roundup:
    http://sevenroses.net/2015/12/50-epic-vegan-christmas-recipes/
    Thank you & happy holidays! =)

  3. Hi Joy,
    Just letting you know I am featuring this recipe in my weekly Low-Carb Recipe Love on Fridays, which is all about roasted cauliflower this week! (These comments also help me remember I’ve featured this recipe, just in case it catches my eye again later!) Hope some of my readers will click over and try the recipe!

26 Pingbacks

  1. 80 Gluten Free Thanksgiving Side Dishes - Cupcakes & Kale Chips
  2. 10 Low Sodium Thanksgiving Recipes | Gluten-free
  3. 100 Healthy Holiday Side Dish Recipes - Jeanette's Healthy Living
  4. 30 Vegan Holiday Recipes - Cupcakes & Kale Chips
  5. 8 quick dinners we make at home | hb fotographie
  6. Turn it up Tuesday #74 | Blogghetti
  7. Turn It Up Tuesday #74 – Celebrate Our Best Week Ever; Enter to Win $50 Paypal Cash! | Epic Mommy Adventures
  8. Week 74: Turn It Up Tuesday - Life in a House of Testosterone
  9. AskLatisha- February Guest Host- Turn It Up Tuesday! Week 3 | AskLatisha.com
  10. Turn it Up Tuesday Link Up Party #74 - Guest Host | Mum-bo-Jumbo
  11. Turn It Up Tuesdays 74! - This Momma's Ramblings
  12. Come join us on Turn It Up Tuesday! - My Silly Little Gang
  13. Turn it Up Tuesday #74 - lifefrommylaptop.com
  14. How to Start a Product Review Blog with Turn it Up Tuesday {74} - April Noelle
  15. Turn it Up Tuesdays #74 | insearchofthe25thhour
  16. Turn It Up Tuesday #74 - Afro-Chic Mompreneur
  17. Turn It Up Tuesday {#74} • New Mama Diaries
  18. Turn It Up Tuesday! Blog Hop! - Brandnewmomblog
  19. Turn It Up Tuesday - #74 - Baby Doodah!
  20. Welcome To Our 74th Turn It Up Tuesday! | Keystrokes By Kimberly
  21. {Recipe} Roasted Garlic Cauliflower Cream Sauce - The Joyful Foodie
  22. {Recipe} Gluten Free Drop Biscuits - The Joyful Foodie
  23. Turn It Up Tuesday PLUS A $50 PayPal Cash Giveaway For YOU! - TheMrsTee
  24. 65 + Whole Food Holiday Recipes {Paleo, GAPS, Grain-free, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Vegan, Vegetarian} | Leigh Anne DuChene ~ Homemade Holistic Living
  25. Vegan Holiday Dish Ideas
  26. 50 epic Vegan Christmas recipes - Seven Roses

Leave a Reply

Rate this recipe:  

CommentLuv badge