There are lots of folks that look at that big bright white head of cauliflower in the grocery store and think to themselves, “meh, not for me. It’s kinda gross and tastes like farts.”
Yes, it’s true.
Cauliflower is often described as having a farty flavor profile. That’s really the only way to describe it.
But, when you take that same head of farty-flavored cauliflower, and coat it in olive oil and sea salt, and then roast it until it is charred… well now, that’s a game-changer.
Roasting the cauliflower brings out its sweetness and the charring gives it a bitter flavor.
Do you know what else is both sweet and bitter? Chocolate!
Yes, that’s right, chocolate.
Now, I’m not going to kid you.
No matter how long you roast a head of cauliflower, it’ll NEVER taste like chocolate.
But, roasting and charring make that cauliflower taste totally delicious. Even kids like it. And, if kids like it, that says a lot. Cuz, they won’t eat anything that smells or tastes like farts.
If you’re one of those folks that have shied away from cauliflower, welcome back!
At your next dinner, roast the cauliflower until it’s charred and crispy, and you’ll see what I mean.
You’ll be a cauliflower convert in no time!
Here’s my simple and delicious, farty-less recipe for you.
- 1 head cauliflower
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- Sea salt
- Preheat the oven to 375
- Break apart the head of cauliflower into florets
- Place into a large mixing bowl and coat with olive oil and a few pinches of sea salt
- Place the cauliflower onto a baking tray and roast in the oven (uncovered) for 25 minutes
- Turn the caulflower and continue roasting for an additional 10-12 minutes.
Andrea Beaman is an internationally renowned Holistic Health Coach, Natural Foods Chef, Speaker and Herbalist. Named one of the top 100 Most Influential Health and Fitness Experts, she is also a recipient of the Natural Gourmet Institute’s Award for Excellence in Health-Supportive Education and a Health Leadership award from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Since 1999, Andrea has been teaching people how to harness the body’s own preventative and healing powers using food, herbal remedies and alternative medicine.