- Active time:10 min
- Start to finish:45 min
Blasting cauliflower florets in a hot oven concentrates their natural sweetness, turning them into something akin to vegetable candy.
medium head cauliflower (2 1/2 to 3 lb), cut into 1 1/2-inch-wide florets (8 cups)
extra-virgin olive oil
Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 450°F.
Toss cauliflower with oil and salt in a large bowl. Spread in 1 layer in a large shallow baking pan (1 inch deep) and roast, stirring and turning over occasionally, until tender and golden brown, 25 to 35 minutes.