My husband, Rod, loves cauliflower. He will steam or stir fry it and add this subtle tasting vegetable as a low-cal filler to many meals. And he is perfectly happy doing so. Until maybe now. He wasn’t prepared for the burst of flavor that comes from roasting it … oh, and adding garlic and parmesan cheese, of course.
Taking the first bite of this Roasted Garlic Parmesan Cauliflower is like biting into your favorite piece of warm, cheesy garlic bread without the carbs or calories. I’m not kidding. It is that satisfying. Roasting cauliflower makes a huge difference in its flavor profile, bringing out a deeper almost nutty flavor, elevating it from bland to fabulous. Add a healthy dose of garlic (who doesn’t love that) and a generous sprinkle of parmesan cheese and you have a side dish that could easily stand on its own.
Oh, and did you know it came in colors? Who knew cauliflower could be this delicious or fun!
White cauliflower is common and typically the cauliflower found in recipes, steaming bags and raw on salads. But, when visiting my local grocery store I couldn’t resist the array of color options available. Purples, oranges and green … who could resist such a fun, eclectic burst of color for a side dish? Not me, that’s who!
With a head of traditional white cauliflower in one hand, I quickly grabbed a head of ‘far more interesting’ purple cauliflower with the other hand and added them both to my basket. Then, my inner designer took over and I grabbed the vibrant orange cauliflower to add a pop of excitement to the dish….