Vegan Keto oil-free roasted cauliflower

If you want to improve your health and/or lose excess weight, removing oils from your diet is not as hard as completely revamping your diet, and the weight will come off faster than you’d think. Most oils are a whopping 120 calories for just one tablespoon. I made this oil-free roasted cauliflower and it came out, crispy, flavorful, with a touch of sweetness, so I wanted to share it with you.

Ingredients:

  • 1 head cauliflower, chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast (this gives it a subtle cheesy flavor)
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • salt and pepper (to taste)
  • bunch of fresh cilantro leaves

Place cauliflower pieces on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet. Spread out the cauliflower pieces so that more edges brown. In a small bowl, mix nutritional yeast, paprika and 1/4 teaspoon of salt, then sprinkle spices evenly over cauliflower. Roast 425 degrees for 15-20 minutes (check every five minutes to make sure the spices don’t burn). When the spices turn a golden brown, flip cauliflower pieces over to brown the other side.

Reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake another 5-10 minutes. (I taste the pieces during cooking to determine doneness. I like my cooked so that my teeth can sink into the pieces easily, but are still slightly crunchy.)

Remove from heat and let cool on counter a few minutes. Add a handful of washed, chopped, fresh cilantro. You can add black pepper and additional spices on top too. I like to eat the roasted cauliflower pieces, warm with hummus dip, or I toss them into a soup.

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