Cauliflower “Popcorn”

I have been on the lookout for some healthier snack options. I found this recipe the other day and thought this was a great snack for a movie night.

This recipe is super easy to prepare. Fresh out of the oven the cauliflower is warm and is a little bit crunchy. All the spices enhance the cauliflowers natural flavor, but do not overpower it. This is a great substitute for microwave popcorn.

What is your favorite movie night snack?

Cauliflower “Popcorn”

Based on a recipe by The Inventive Vegetarian

  • 2 heads cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • sprinkle of cayenne pepper, or more to taste
  • spray oil

In a bowl, combine all the spices, salt, and sugar.

Place the cauliflower in a single layer on a tinfoil or parchment paper lined sheet pan.  Spray the oil, and sprinkle the spice mixture evenly over the cauliflower.  Toss until everything is evenly coated.

Roast for about 30 minutes, or until the cauliflower starts to brown.  If the tips are beginning to get too brown before the biggest pieces are done, toss the cauliflower a few times while roasting.


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