07 March 2012

{Recipe} Crispy Cauliflower Poppers

Counter to what my previous blog post might suggest, I really do enjoy eating healthy {most of the time}.  

I've always been that weird girl who opts to order a salad over anything else on the menu and I also tend to prefer most vegetarian dishes over meat dishes, although I'm not a full-blown vegetarian.  More than anything else though, when I eat healthier I feel much more alert and energized throughout the week, which is part of the reason why I made eating healthy one of my resolutions for this year.  

When I saw Marissa post a recipe for Crispy Cauliflower awhile back I knew immediately that I had to try it.  And... after finally putting my plan into action I'm proud to announce that I'm an official cauliflower convert - with the right spices and a little heat, this stuff is incredible!  Since trying it the first time, I've gone back to it over and over again and since it's both quick and easy, I think it's safe to say that I won't be getting tired of this recipe anytime soon!

Crispy Cauliflower Poppers 


You Will Need:

  • 1 head of cauliflower {chopped into florets}
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp crushed chili or red pepper {optional}
  • 1 tbsp crushed garlic 
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Method

Mix all of the above ingredients in a bowl making sure that the cauliflower florets are evenly coated.  Spread contents into an oven-proof dish and then bake at 400 degrees (200 if using Celsius) for 30 minutes.  Make sure to stir occasionally to ensure that the florets don't burn!

Enjoy as a side dish or as a mid-day snack!

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16 comments:

  1. I'm newly converted to cauliflower as well! I made a yummy soup, mixed mashed cauliflower in with mashed potatoes for a lower-carb option, and it looks like I will be trying this next!

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  2. oh wow, this looks yummy!! i def will need to try this~!! i always make the same boring cauliflower recipe!

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  3. it's like you were speaking to my heart...

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  4. oh YUM! and i'm all for the simple meals ;)
    xo TJ

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  5. making cauliflower look yummy. you are a miracle worker!

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  6. OH wow....this looks really good! Much better than raw cauliflower! :)

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  7. Okay, I would never really want to try cauliflower, but calling them "poppers" makes them sound delicious!! YUM!!

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  8. Im not big on cauliflower but you may have just sold me, Jenna. (: convinced me i need some in my diet!

    (though id rather go get one of those pastries with you!!)

    Happy weekend friend!

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  9. Thanks for sharing this recipe! It sounds delicious! And I need some good suggestions for healthy snacks :) because I'm bit of a "snacker" (I'm inventing words, but oh well)..

    And btw, you're welcome about the award! You deserve it! :)

    Have a lovely weekend!

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  10. Yummy - healthy and easy to make :) Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Oh this looks so yummy! Have you tried making cauliflower into risotto or pizza crust? It's surprisingly easy and another great way to sneak those veggies in there! xoxo, e

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  12. Whoa, where has this recipe been my whole life??? YUMMMMMMM. A must make soon.

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