Roasted Orange Cauliflower Recipe

roasted orange cauliflower

Roasted orange cauliflower

Roasted cauliflower is delicious. Roasted orange cauliflower is even better. I found some beautiful organic orange cauliflower at the farmer’s market the other day and I was just dying to make something with it.  I have had a hankering for roasted cauliflower lately, so I came up with this recipe.  The hint of flavor comes from a pinch of cumin and a squeeze of lemon.  My friend Alecio said it reminded him of an Indian-style Ghobi dish. I bet this would be yummy with a little cheese on top also.  If you can’t find orange cauliflower this would still taste great with regular white cauliflower.

roasted orange cauliflower

Roasted orange cauliflower


  • 1 organic orange cauliflower (cut into florets)
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • Juice from one whole lemon
  • Pinch of cumin
  • Olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Pepper
  • Small handful of Italian parsley (Roughly chopped)


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Spread out florets in a large cake platter lined with foil
  3. Sprinkle minced garlic over florets
  4. Sprinkle a pinch of cumin over florets
  5. Squeeze the juice from one lemon, evenly coating florets
  6. Generously drizzle olive oil over florets
  7. Generously sprinkle sea salt over florets (about one teaspoon)
  8. Sprinkle with pepper
  9. Bake for 45 minutes or until tender and browned on top
  10. Top it off with roughly chopped Italian parsley
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  • Lisa
    Posted March 24, 2011 at 7:08 PM | Permalink

    This was so delicious! I googled ‘orange cauliflower’ and this was one of the first links that came up. I omitted the cumin because I didn’t think it would match the flavors in the rub I used on the pork tenderloin that I served it with, and it was amazing nonetheless. I can’t imagine cooking cauliflower any other way. My husband loved it too – I swear he ate half of it right out of the baking dish before it even made it to the table.

    Great site! Thanks for the fantastic ideas.

  • Posted March 25, 2011 at 8:39 AM | Permalink

    Hi Lisa! – I’m so glad you loved the recipe! It’s one of my favorites. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Andie
    Posted March 26, 2011 at 8:21 PM | Permalink

    Great recipe! Even my toddlers loved it. I added some onion to it and omitted the cumin (since we served it with ribs) and it was fabulous. Thanks for the recipe.

  • Posted March 27, 2011 at 12:20 PM | Permalink

    Hi Andie – So glad you liked the recipe! Good to know kids love it too – since I have one on the way. Thanks for visiting my site!


  • Kristen
    Posted December 1, 2012 at 8:55 PM | Permalink

    Got orange cauliflower in our CSA box this week. Had planned to roast it–glad to know it’s even better!

  • Beverly
    Posted October 5, 2014 at 10:18 PM | Permalink

    I found some orange cauliflower at our local farmers market yesterday and wasn’t really sure what to make with it. Found your recipe and looked simple enough, which is my kind of cooking. ;-) This recipe was fantastic! My husband and I both loved it! Even got our 4yr old to try it too! Definitely a staple at our house from now on.

  • Posted October 7, 2014 at 7:02 AM | Permalink

    That’s so great to hear! Cauliflower can turn into so many yummy dishes. I love the stuff.

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