About 6 years ago, Rob and I went on a "diet" together - I say that tongue in cheek, only because personally, I don't believe in diets. We like to say we underwent a "lifestyle change". Hey, it worked for us! Anyway, I came upon this recipe from the South Beach Cookbook. Don't let the notion of a dish from a diet cookbook fool you - this is a delicious veggie side dish and my kids LOVE it! Healthy, light, easy, delicious. For someone who rarely ate cauliflower, this is now a staple in our house!!
Also - don't shy away from the word "spicy". It's really not spicy - but use less red pepper flakes, if you're more on the cautious side.
Roasted Spicy Cauliflower
Recipe by "The South Beach Quick and Easy" Cookbook, pg. 415
1 head of cauliflower, cored and cut into florets (4-6 cups)
2 T extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp. red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
Place cauliflower, oil, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper in a mixing bowl; toss to combine. Arrange in a single layer on a heavy-bottomed baking sheet or in a large baking dish. Roast until softened and golden brown, 25-30 minutes.
Enjoy and live with gusto!