optional spices or herbs for flavouring: paprika, smoked paprika, ground cumin, ground coriander or mixed herbs (or have fun trying out your own favourites)
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Recipe created for Veg Power by Claire Wright. Food photography by Claire Wright | addsomeveg.com
Claire Wright from addsomeveg.com shares 3 simple ways to prepare cauliflower that the whole family will enjoy.
I always thought I would never enjoy cauliflower unless it was smothered in a cheese sauce. I just wasn’t that fussed about it, and the flavour bugged me. This is the way of preparing cauliflower that finally tipped me over the fence into a cauli-lover. Roasting cauliflower brings out its natural sweetness and makes it a winner with kids and adults alike.
Preheat the oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Place cauliflower florets on a baking tray and toss with a few tablespoons of olive oil. Season with salt & pepper and sprinkle over a pinch of (smoked or regular) paprika, ground cumin, ground coriander or some dried mixed herbs. Roast for 25-30 mins, until everything is soft and just catching on the edges. Serve hot as a side, or cold with a dip as a snack.
Kids in the kitchen:
Let the kids break florets off the cauliflower head with their hands. Show older children how to carefully cut bigger florets with a knife. Let them toss the florets into the oil and sprinkle on the spices.
Communications Manager: After leaving Exeter University with a degree in English Literature, Claire worked in various fields ranging from youth work and charities to publishing, before starting up a food-focused website when her first child was born. After being asked to project manage the publication of Veg Power's Crowdfunder book, Claire came on board as a fully-fledged team member in 2018 to take on the role of Communications Manager, looking after Veg Power's website and social media platforms.