Spicy Honey-Garlic Roasted Cauliflower

March 18, 2016

Spicy Honey-Garlic Roasted Cauliflower


Another day, another side dish.
This one’s epic.
So epic I will go as far as saying that this might be one of my favorite ways to enjoy cauliflower.
Which is kind of a big deal to me.
Because as you might know I eat a lot of cauliflower, like a LOT — to the point where I crave it like an addiction.

Spicy Honey-Garlic Roasted Cauliflower


There are many delicious ways to cook cauliflower, but I believe that roasting is by far the best.
When you roast cauliflower, it becomes tender and caramelized. Roasting elicits a natural sweetness that is to die for.
The bonus is that it doesn’t smell at all like when it’s boiled or steamed.
Priceless.

Spicy Honey-Garlic Roasted Cauliflower


This Spicy Honey Garlic Roasted Cauliflower is so delicious, I’d be happy to eat it straight from the oven. Honestly, is there any other way to eat it?
Slightly spicy, slightly sweet, considerably awesome.
The best part about this recipe is how easy it is to make. There’s just some chopping, some measuring out the ingredients, but you let the oven do the rest of the work.
This is a side dish that's bound to turn the heads of family and friends.

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Ingredients
Serves 4 as a side

½ head of cauliflower, cut into bite-sized florets
4 tablespoons honey (preferably mild-tasting)
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 ½ tablespoons soy sauce (or coconut aminos)
½ tablespoon Sriracha (make your own Sriracha with this recipe)
1 tablespoon arrowroot powder (or cornstarch)
6 tablespoons cold water

Directions

Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C) and place a rack in the middle.
Spread cauliflower florets in an even layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle over 1 tablespoon of olive oil and sprinkle with coarse salt and pepper. Roast in the oven for 10 to 15 minutes or until the cauliflower start to caramelize, turning once.
In the meantime in a small saucepan combine honey, garlic, onion powder, soy sauce, and Sriracha. Bring to a simmer over low heat stirring constantly.
Combine arrowroot (or cornstarch) and water in a small bowl until completely dissolved.
Stir in the sauce and cook until the sauce thickens, about 2 minutes. If it’s too thick, thin it out by adding more water, one tablespoon at a time,
When the cauliflower is done, transfer to a large bowl and pour the sauce over it. Toss the cauliflower in the sauce to coat.
Return to the baking sheet and roast for an additional minute, so that the cauliflower can absorb some of the sauce.
Serve warm!

Nutrition facts

One serving yields 163 calories, 4 grams of fat, 34 grams of carbs, and 3 grams of protein.

30 comments:

  1. Yum yum yum! This looks so tasty and super healthy!

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  2. Ooooh well this is getting made soon! Pinned!

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  3. This sounds soooo good! Unlike you, I don't eat enough cauliflower for the amount that I love it!!! This needs to change.

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    1. You should get on the cauliflower bandwagon asap!

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  4. This cauliflower looks amazing! While I appreciate all the ways it can be transformed, I really don't prepare cauliflower enough! I clearly need to get on it :)

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    1. It's so good Medha, you should totally try it!

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  5. Totally making this tomorrow! Sounds amazing, I love cauli too.

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    1. If you do make it, please report back...

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  6. Hi Mike, what a great way to prepare cauliflower, love the spices that you used. Have a great week-end!

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    1. Thank you so much Cheri, I hope you had a great weekend yourself!

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  7. Recipe saved ��

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  8. The question marks were meant to be the Perfect hand signal from iOS/OS X.

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  9. Hello Mike! This looks amazing! I thought it was salt and pepper crispy squid at first! I also love cauliflower and look forward to trying this recipe! I made cauliflower soup recently and was surprised by its many health benefits when researching for my blog! Have you every tried it? Anyway- thanks for posting this recipe! Have a great weekend! :D

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    1. I love cauli soup and I have a foolproof recipe. I might post it soon!

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  10. Mike, when you say cauliflower, I pay attention! I mean, you are the cauliflower maestro and I trust you completely

    this seems like an awesome recipe indeed - I bought a head of cauliflower today for dinner tomorrow, but due to the type of main dish we are having, it will have to be a mashed cauli this time...

    next time? This might be it!

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    1. Cauliflower maestro? Really?
      You flatterer...

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  11. Roasted cauliflower is pretty darn magical - but this - why, this is pretty magically awesmazing! Dude - you know how to kill your cauli addiction? Why introduce some beets into the mix! :)
    Happy Monday my friend!

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  12. Whoever called you the cauli Maestro wasn't lying.. Totally agree! I made this tonight and actually ended up using almost the exact spices (minus the arrowroot part) as a marinade for some simple chicken on the grill. It was AMAZING!! So thank you for the inspiration. Question: how crispy was your cauli? The pictures make it look almost fried, but mine didn't seem to come out quite as crispy! Just curious. Definitely using this again- both as a marinade and for the cauli!

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  13. Cauliflower is a culinary chameleon. This recipe looks delish, and I will be trying this soon.

    -Heather
    http://www.heatherinreallife.com/

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  14. I think I'll be eating this as the main thing for dinner, it looks too good to be a side dish! And kudos to another amazing cauliflower recipe!

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  15. Loved the "about" section of your site, and I can't wait to try this recipe, along with others! Ps are you single?? ;)

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  16. I made this with broccoli, simply because that's all I had on hand. It turned out amazing! This will definitely become a regular dish in my house! Thanks :)

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  17. This recipe (like all the others) is amazing! The different flavours are going so well together! Thank you Mike for another amazing recipe!

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