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.
I'm linking to these parties this week!