Roasted Cauliflower Bites with Spices, Garlic & Lemon

Roasted Cauliflower Bites are so simple to make, yet your quests will always be impressed by them. They have a wonderful flavor and can be given quite a "kick" too by including the cayenne. The spicy bites are great snack at any time of the day, so don't just make them for parties.

Roasted Cauliflower 1

Note: Cauliflower is available most of the year and is one of the most popular vegetables on the market. It comes by the head, ranging from tiny ones weighing well under a pound to huge ones weighing 4 or 5 pounds. A 2-to 3-pound head is ample for four people. Buy only the white compact heads. Avoid those which are spotty or bruised and those in which the flowerets are badly spread out.

Serves 2 (because it's so good)


  • 1 head medium cauliflower
  • 4 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • lenin juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tsp lemon zest 
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
  • salt and fresh black pepper to taste
  • chopped parsly to serve


Preheat the oven to 400F.

Wash the cauliflower and break into flowerets, place them in a large mixing bowl. Drizzle with the olive oil, lemon juice and sprinkle it with all spices. Stir the cauliflower to evenly distribute the spices. Place the cauliflower to a baking tray. Roast in the oven for 35-40 minutes or until it begins to turn brown, stirring from time to time.

Serve it hot, or at room temperature. These spicy cauliflower bites are so good and very addictive. Extra satisfying side dish!

Roasted Cauliflower 3


Shibi Thomas said...
November 21, 2013 at 11:16 AM  

Wow Yelena, you are making me try this right now :) I have a head of cauliflower I picked up from the market other day. Perfect timing, will try your recipe for sure!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...
November 21, 2013 at 11:32 AM  

Mouthwatering and really appetizing looking! A wonderful dish.



Te de Ternura said...
November 21, 2013 at 10:27 PM  

Me encanta este plato de COLIFLOR... me vendrá perfecto para cualquier día...

Anonymous said...
November 22, 2013 at 10:15 AM  

Nice recipe,'eversince my dad suffered from diabetes, i always on hunt for his healty snacking bites..
cauliflower is less calories with tons of fibers, vitamins and mimeral..
i think he'll gonna be lovin this!!!

Julia said...
November 22, 2013 at 3:44 PM  

I love cauliflower, and it's so good roasted in spices! Yum!

November 23, 2013 at 10:07 AM  

I love cauliflower and always look for new ways of preparing it. Thank you, Yelena for sharing this wonderful recipe.

Kalyan Panja said...
November 24, 2013 at 4:29 AM  

Just mouthwatering...looks easy and delicious!

Les said...
December 9, 2013 at 2:31 AM  

Hi, I have made these twice already! Very delicious. The second time I added grated fresh turmeric, which gave it something extra. Do you have any suggestions re leftovers? They don't seem to be as good the next day.... (maybe pan fry them?). Thanks for this super idea for a healthy snack!

Yelena Strokin said...
December 10, 2013 at 5:27 PM  

Dear Les,
We never have leftovers-)) But if you do, try fry pan with a teaspoon of butter or olive oil, or eat them at room temperature-) Or put them on a tray in an oven 350F for 10 minutes. I hope it helps-)

friedtrout said...
January 18, 2014 at 4:35 PM  

I just made this, and it was great. I ate it with yogurt and sriracha mixed in after cooking. Delicious! Thankyou

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