May 28, 2012

Cocoa-toasted Cauliflower

Are you looking for an easy, oh-so-tasty side dish recipe? 
Well I have one for you. 
Let me introduce you to Cocoa-toasted Cauliflower. 


You think that's a typo don't you? 
Maybe it should be coconut? Or coconut oil? Or Coca-cola
Nope, there is no typo. 

Don't worry, it won't taste like chocolate, this isn't a dessert. You have to admit that cauliflower on its own is a little bland. The cocoa has a crisp flavour that gives the cauliflower a much-needed bite.

The recipe comes from Melissa Joulwan's cookbook Well Fed (I've raved about it before.) You won't believe how good this tastes. The first time I made it, it barely made it onto the plates because we kept eating pieces from the baking sheet.

What you'll need:
1 large head of cauliflower
1 tsp. unsweetened cocoa
1 tsp. paprika
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. garlic (powder or fresh)
2 tbsp. melted coconut oil

Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees. Cut the cauliflower up into bite-sized pieces. 


In a bowl mix the cocoa, paprika, salt, pepper, and garlic. 


Add the coconut oil and mix well. Add the cauliflower and toss 
with two wooden spoons until all of the cauliflower 
is evenly coated with the mixture. 


Spread the cauliflower out on a foil or parchment-covered baking sheet 
and roast in the oven until it starts to brown (25-30 minutes). 


Remove from oven and enjoy! 

We paired ours with slow-cooker beef stew but it goes with just about anything.





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I'm linking to these parties this week!

47 comments:

Sarah said...

I'm excited to try this! Everything is better with chocolate, right? ;)  I'd love for you to share this on my new link party:
http://naptimedelights.blogspot.ca/2012/05/tuesdays-tidbits-2.html

Thanks!
Sarah
{http://www.naptimedelights.blogspot.com}

Kathe Burke said...

I know I use cocoa powder in my chicken mole but I have never thought to use it on veggies!  Adding to my list of must try recipes!  Thank you for sharing this at the party this week ♥

Lisa DiMeo said...

You caught me at "cocoa".
I need to try this. Thanks for sharing

Healthymommyhealthybaby said...

Cocoa and cauliflower? Who would've thought? I definitely have to try this one. Thanks for sharing, I found you via Kathe with and E's link-up :)

Jessica
http://jessica-healthymommyhealthybaby.blogspot.com/

Heather@French Press said...

wow!  what a fantastic idea

BarbSteadman said...

I can't take credit for it, but I'm glad to share it!

BarbSteadman said...

I hope you like it as much as we do!

BarbSteadman said...

I hope you like it!

BarbSteadman said...

Glad to share it!

BarbSteadman said...

I hope you like it as much as we do! I've made it twice already!

BarbSteadman said...

Glad to share!

Rachel said...

This looks very interesting! It's not something I've heard of but it sounds like it's worth trying.  Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesday.
Rachel
adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

Gluten Free A-Z Blog said...

This is the most unusual recipe I have ever seen, but I'm giving it a try because I have a big cauliflower in my fridge all cut up and ready to be roasted. I'm pinning this too on my gluten free board.

Gluten Free A-Z Blog said...

Hi
I'm new to your blog and love your recipes. I am now following you on Linky and GFC. I would love a follow back on www.glutenfreematters.com

Lindsey said...

This looks great! Where do you find coconut oil? And is there a substitute for it? Thanks!

Jill Fritz said...

I would never have thought to pair those two together!  Sounds like it would be yummy!  Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party.  Pinning to our Pomp Party board!

Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

Sarah said...

Yummy! Looks Delish. Thanks for linking up to Flaunt It Friday! :) Hope you will come back and visit!
Sarah@ www.dottedlinecrafts.com

Katie goldsworthy said...

Absolutly going to try this one!

Thanks for sharing!
--Katie

2yellowbirdsdecor said...

Those sound so good! I am going to have to try this out! Thanks so much for sharing at Thursday's Temptation.
Jill

becolorful said...

I think I could love it. ??? Definitely going to try it. I thought it was just out there enough to feature this week on BeColorful. Thanks for sharing.
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Barbara from 21 Rosemary Lane said...

Hi Barb...
OK this is so intriging that I simply must try it! Found you over at the Be Colorful party...following you now...have a great day!!

lfrank1018 said...

Yumm, maybe this will get my hubby and daughter to eat their veggies! Thanks for sharing at my Pinteresting Party this week. 

Stacey said...

What??? I can't believe this is a real recipe - cocoa and veggies!??? What an oddly delightful combo!  My daughters may even eat it! Thanks for linking up this week!
Stacey of Embracing Change

BarbSteadman said...

I know it sounds crazy, but it's really good!

BarbSteadman said...

I hope they like it!

BarbSteadman said...

Thank you! I hope you like it!

BarbSteadman said...

It's out there, but still really good!

BarbSteadman said...

Thank you! I hope you like it!

BarbSteadman said...

Let me know if you like it, or if I'm the only crazy one!

BarbSteadman said...

Thank you!

BarbSteadman said...

Thank you!

BarbSteadman said...

You can substitute any oil. I just use coconut oil because it's Paleo-friendly.

BarbSteadman said...

Let me know how you like it!

BarbSteadman said...

I hope you give it a try!

Alyssa A said...

I would have never thought to mix cauliflower and cocoa, but this looks delicious. I will have to try this.  Thanks for sharing at Showcase Your Talent Thursday. I hope to see you at the next party!

BarbSteadman said...

I hope you like it!

Kadie Arrington said...

How interesting!!  By the name alone I wasn't sure but looking at the photos I totally want to try it!!  I am pinning this one for later.  Thanks for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.

Sixsistersstuff said...

Wow, this is a great idea to spice up the cauliflower!   
We are so glad you joined our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday". We love to see all of the great recipes and ideas!! Thanks and we hope to see you again next week! -The Sisters

Maria said...

This sounds so delicious! I love the idea of flavoring the cauliflower with cocoa, I will have to try this out sometime, because I love cauliflower! Thanks for sharing this!

Ann said...

Can't wait to try this! I love roasted cauliflower. This looks like a scrumptious alternative.

BarbSteadman said...

Let me know what you think!

BarbSteadman said...

Thank you! Hope you like it too!

BarbSteadman said...

Thank you!

BarbSteadman said...

Thank you! Hope you like it!

Melissa said...

I made this last night, and it was really different. We really liked it and it was gobbled up quickly!

BarbSteadman said...

That's awesome! I love when people aren't afraid to try new things!

Ann Murphy said...

Roasted cauliflower is one of my favorite dishes. Can't wait to try this great-looking recipe.

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