It may sound a bit odd but I promise, you won’t be disappointed. This roasted Mexican cauliflower is a delicious side dish to any Mexican meal. It is so easy to make, and, did I mention, healthy? My cauliflower-hating husband loves this, so don’t let your loathing of cauliflower stop you from trying it.
Roasted Mexican Cauliflower
- 1 head cauliflower
- 2 Tbsp oil
- 2 Tbsp dried chives
- 2 tsp chili powder
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tsp cornstarch
- 1 tsp Italian seasoning
- ½ tsp cumin
- ½ tsp salt
Break cauliflower into small florets. Add cauliflower to large mixing bowl. Drizzle with oil and stir to coat.
In a small bowl, mix seasonings and cornstarch. Stir to combine.
Sprinkle the cauliflower with some of the seasoning mixture. Stir to coat. Continue sprinkling the cauliflower and stirring until all of the seasoning has been added.
Line a baking sheet with foil for easy cleanup. Spray with cooking spray. Spread cauliflower on baking sheet in a single layer.
Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes until cauliflower is tender and has a beautiful roasted color on the bottom.
Serve hot with your favorite Mexican meal.
I love adding vegetables to a main dish and then serving vegetables on the side. It just makes me feel wholesome. This can be tricky to pull off with Mexican food. (Roasted fajitas again anyone? Or steamed corn?) Chips and salsa don’t count as a vegetable, sorry hubby. Cauliflower mixes it up and brings tons of vitamins to the table. Did you know just one serving of this roasted cauliflower will give you more than 100% of your daily value of vitamin C? It also gives you 3 grams of protein and 3 grams of fiber, along with tons of other nutrients!
The spices in this dish are delicious! Stay away if you like your food bland because this cauliflower is packed with flavor. The cornstarch plus the roasting give this a crisp deliciousness.
This dish has been a hit with everyone who’s tried it. I served a table full of Mexican dishes to our family and two 19-year-old boys and I was shocked when this was the first dish to disappear. I tested this recipe for the blog after we had had dinner and my toddler kept asking for more. Even my cauliflower-hating husband was snacking on it. Do your taste buds and your waist a favor and try making roasted Mexican cauliflower today!