Baked Cauliflower With Chili Recipe

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Baked cauliflower pairs well with chicken and any type of barbecue

Baked cauliflower with chili has a nice crunch to it, when cooked right. This is something you want from a healthy plant based side dish. Thing is, cauliflower by itself doesn’t have a lot of flavor, so it needs some spices. The recipe I’m making today gives this crunchy vegetable a little kick and plenty of savor. I think you’re gonna love it!

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Baked cauliflower with chili pairs well with chicken and any type of barbecue or it is great, by itself, as a healthy snack. You could eat this dish anytime of the year, but I think it’s best in spring for when you want to eat more vegetables.

Here is the written recipe, with the ingredients and step by step instructions:

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Baked Cauliflower With Chili

Easy to make baked cauliflower with chili recipe: it's spicy, it's vegan and it's very delicious. Because of the smoky paprika, it tastes a little like meat. Amazing!
Servings 4 people


Oven Tray
Baking Sheet
Rubber spatula
Cutting board


  • 1 kg cauliflower
  • 2 tsp smoked chili powder
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 lemon (or 2 limes)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • olive oil
  • cilantro
  • 2 tsp salt


  • We start by washing the cauliflower very well.
  • Next,  remove the leaves and then cut around the stub, and take it out.
  • Then cut the florets, one by one. If they are too big, cut them in half along the stub.
  • Move the florets to a large bowl, and drizzle about 8 tablespoons of olive oil.
  • Add the dried oregano, the juice of half a lemon, the smoked chili powder, 2 teaspoons of salt, and the crushed garlic. Mix everything very well with your hands, or a spoon, until the cauliflower is well covered with the seasoning.
  • On an oven tray with a baking sheet we add the cauliflower. Make sure to leave a bit of space between the pieces, so that they have room to bake and not steam.
  • Then we add them to a preheated oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit (or 200 degrees Celsius) for 30 mins. You can flip them around at 15 min. Take the cauliflower pieces out and put them in a large bowl. Add some lemon or lime wedges aside and sprinkle fresh cilantro leaves. Cilantro goes very well with the smoked chili powder and the lime.
Cuisine: Mediterranean

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