Charred Crispy Cauliflower

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.


Charred Crispy Cauliflower
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Recipe type: Organic
Cuisine: Food is medicine
Serves: 4 servings
  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • Sea salt
  1. Preheat the oven to 375
  2. Break apart the head of cauliflower into florets
  3. Place into a large mixing bowl and coat with olive oil and a few pinches of sea salt
  4. Place the cauliflower onto a baking tray and roast in the oven (uncovered) for 25 minutes
  5. Turn the caulflower and continue roasting for an additional 10-12 minutes.