Roasted Cauliflower with Turmeric and Cumin

Roasted Cauliflower with Turmeric and CuminRecipe
Paul Costello
"I love this hot or cold, by itself or as part of a larger meal," says Sera Pelle of this cauliflower dish that's a vibrant yellow from turmeric and fragrant with cumin, cilantro and mint.


Total time: 1 Hour, 20 Minutes

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Food & Wine

Recipe Time

Active: 20 Minutes
Total: 1 Hour, 20 Minutes


1 cup safflower or sunflower oil
1 tablespoon ground cumin
2 teaspoons turmeric
2 teaspoons crushed red pepper
Sea salt
4 heads cauliflower, halved, cored and cut into 1-inch florets
1/4 cup pine nuts
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
1 tablespoon chopped mint


Preheat the oven to 425°. In a small bowl, combine the oil, cumin, turmeric, crushed red pepper and 1/2 teaspoon of salt.

On 2 large rimmed baking sheets, drizzle the cauliflower with the spiced oil and toss well to coat; season with salt. Spread the cauliflower in an even layer and bake for about 1 hour, until browned and tender; switch the baking sheets halfway through cooking.

Meanwhile, in a pie plate, bake the pine nuts for about 1 minute, until toasted. Let cool.

Transfer the cauliflower to a large serving bowl. Sprinkle with the pine nuts, cilantro and mint and serve.