Balsamic Roasted Cauliflower

Balsamic Roasted Cauliflower #vegan #glutenfree

Cauliflower kind of has a funny smell.

Yes, that is how I choose to start this post. The aroma that is cut cauliflower. As a writer I should be able to come up with all sorts of adjectives to describe what cut cauliflower sitting in the fridge a day later does to the smell … but I can’t. All I can say is it smells funny.

Am I the only one with cauliflower off-gassing issues? (And no I don’t mean causing *me* off-gassing issues! Snort! Yes, I’m immature!)

Cauliflower is a pretty versatile little vegetable. There are people making mock buffalo wings out of it even. (Yes I want to try that too.)

You can do simple things with cauliflower that elevate it to a whole new level. Roasting it with just a touch of olive oil is great. But then add in some balsamic vinegar and thyme and look out!

Balsamic Roasted Cauliflower #vegan #glutenfree

Balsamic Roasted Cauliflower
 
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 large head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or grapeseed oil
  • 2 tablespoons good quality balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • Sprinkle pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. In a large bowl whisk together oil, balsamic vinegar, thyme, garlic, salt and pepper.
  4. Add cauliflower florets and toss to coat well.
  5. Pour mixture out on parchment lined baking sheet.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 15-20 minutes until nice and browned. Watch carefully because too long and it could start to burn and turn bitter.

 

Seriously can’t believe I made a cheesy fart joke earlier. Sigh. In case you were wondering where my mind is at today … I’m basically 12 years old.

 

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3 Responses to “Balsamic Roasted Cauliflower”

  1. Charla
    March 5, 2013 at 2:41 pm #

    Hey this looks yummy, I think I’ll try it soon! I saw on another blog somewhere about aged balsamic vinegar. Have you tried the aged kind? Is it good? Also, I’ve totally made the cauliflower buffalo wings, they were so good! You’re so awesome! I love your blog! :)

    • March 6, 2013 at 4:41 pm #

      Aww thanks Charla, I think you’re pretty awesome too! :) I am 98% sure I’ve tried aged balsamic vinegar before. And I’m 100% sure I loved it. It can be pricey and since I use balsamic in so many things I’m willing to save the expensive stuff for things like dipping or more as a condiment than in baked dishes. Since posting this I also tried the buffalo cauliflower and it was really good. Some of my pieces I overbaked and so they got soggy but the flavor was really great!

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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