2000s Recipes + Menus

Roasted Cauliflower

  • 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.
April 2007
  • 1 medium head cauliflower (2 1/2 to 3 lb), cut into 1 1/2-inch-wide florets (8 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 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.
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