Chipotle Roasted Cauliflower is a smokey and slightly spicy side dish that’s made in under 30 minutes. Fresh cauliflower is roasted to perfection, then tossed with chipotle sauce, fresh lime, cilantro, and spices. It’s a healthy side the whole family will love!
Roasted cauliflower recipe
Cauliflower is a vegetable that is a little on the bland side and definitely needs a little kick to get it going. Roasting is another way to bring out cauliflower’s true flavor. While I was making this recipe, I wondered why there weren’t more chipotle peppers and cauliflower recipes around. It seems like these two are made for each other.
Throughout the week, I roast vegetables as a side every night for dinner. Usually I just use salt and pepper as the seasoning because I’m lazy, but this time I decided to spice it up (literally). Tossing the fresh cauliflower florets in a couple teaspoons of the leftover Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce I had in the refrigerator and roasting it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever had in my life.
A tangy spiced chipotle favor takes the usual drab, unexciting, tasteless cauliflower to a delicious new level. We loved the leftovers in an omelet the next morning (I know, sounds weird, but the flavors and textures worked!)
The perfectly spicy vegetable side dish
Piquant chipotle peppers turn this into one perfect side dish for all the spicy lovers out there. It goes well with all entrees (and everything else) and can also be served as a main dish too! I’ve used it as a vegan filling for tacos (add a few roasted pumpkin seeds, extra lime, and some pico de gallo). Helllloooooo Taco Tuesday!!!
Try this Chipotle Roasted Cauliflower next time you want a slightly spicy, flavorful way to eat a healthy vegetable. Hope you enjoy the recipe and please let me know below how you liked it!
A smokey and slightly spicy side dish that's made in under 30 minutes! Fresh cauliflower is roasted to perfection, then tossed with chipotle sauce, fresh lime, cilantro, and spices. It's a healthy side the whole family will love.
- 1 large head of cauliflower, separated into bite-sized florets
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 teaspoon chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, canned
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 fresh lime, juiced
- optional: fresh cilantro, chopped
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a large bowl, mix together the olive oil, chipotle sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, salt, pepper and cumin.
- Add the cauliflower to the bowl and toss in the mixture until each piece is coated.
Place coated cauliflower on a large baking sheet and spread out so the pieces aren't touching each other. Roast for 15 minutes, turn cauliflower over, return to oven and roast an additional 10-15 minutes.
Sprinkle the lime juice over roasted cauliflower and add the chopped cilantro, if desired. Toss well and enjoy!
Can be served hot or at room temperature.