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roasted cauliflower

Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower

This Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower is a perfect side dish for your next Whole30. It's got rich and warm flavors and is easily cooked up in the oven with a simple spice blend and some oil. Try this recipe as a side dish to your next weeknight dinner!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword #cauliflower, #sidedish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 65kcal
Author Taryn Solie


  • 1 large head cauliflower 2 to 2.5 pounds
  • 3 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder


Items Needed:

  • A sheet pan
  • Parchment paper
  • A sharp knife
  • A large bowl
  • Measuring spoons
  • A small bowl


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Line a sheet pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Wash and dry the cauliflower and remove the stem and leaves from the head, cutting it away if necessary with a sharp knife.
  • Start breaking apart the cauliflower into small floret pieces, less than 1 inch wide at the top. Try to break the pieces into about the same size, as they will cook up unevenly if their sizes are too different.
  • Place the cauliflower in a large bowl and pour the avocado oil over it. Stir the cauliflower and oil together with your hands until the cauliflower is evenly covered with oil.
  • Measure out the spices with measuring spoons and place them in a small bowl. Stir them together, then sprinkle them over the cauliflower. Use a large spoon to mix the spice blend and cauliflower together.
  • Place the cauliflower in a single layer on the sheet pan and place in the oven. Set the timer for 15 minutes.
  • After 15 minutes, remove the sheet pan and stir the cauliflower with the large spoon. Spread it into an even layer again and put the sheet pan back in the oven for 20 minutes.
  • Check the cauliflower for doneness after the timer goes off. Spear a larger piece with a fork to make sure it’s cooked all the way through. The pieces should be darker in color with some having browned spots.
  • Let cool for 3-5 minutes and serve!


Calories: 65kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 312mg | Potassium: 215mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 34.7mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 0.4mg