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Salt and vinegar roasted cauliflower

Salt and vinegar roasted cauliflower - a super healthy, low carb snack that's just as tasty as greasy salt and vinegar crisps!

You know those really healthy snacks that people claim are sooooo delicious, when really they just taste like cardboard, or a stick, or a bowlful of gruel?

This is totally not like that. Roasted cauliflower is low carb and low calorie, buuuut it also tastes amazing – and I am not generally one to enjoy healthy alternatives to not-so-healthy dishes. I usually prefer the not-so-healthy version (as I’m sure most people do) – but this salt and vinegar roasted cauliflower definitely holds its own against a bag of greasy salt and vinegar crisps.

In fact, I really shouldn’t even be comparing the two, because rather than viewing this roasted cauliflower as a low carb alternative to crisps, I want you to recognise it as an amazing snack in its own right… can you tell I’m passionate about this cauliflower?

Salt and vinegar roasted cauliflower - a super healthy, low carb snack that's just as tasty as greasy salt and vinegar crisps!

I actually used to name cauliflower as one of the two vegetables that I really couldn’t stand. Whilst I still avoid peas wherever possible, roasting honestly transforms cauliflower from a bland, watery vegetable to something that I would quite happily snack on all day long!

For a lot of people, roasting isn’t a cooking method that often springs to mind for cauliflower, but it works unbelievably well. The very edges of the florets crisp up slightly and the undersides become nice and caramelised. It bears no relation at all to the soggy vegetable I was used to.

And of course, if you’re not feeling the whole ‘snacking on cauliflower’ thing, roasted cauliflower also works really well as a side dish for a roast dinner (perhaps without the vinegar!).

Salt and vinegar roasted cauliflower - a super healthy, low carb snack that's just as tasty as greasy salt and vinegar crisps!

Since cauliflower has a fairly mild flavour, it’s great for dressing up with whatever flavours you fancy. Try sprinkling it with your favourite herbs and spices before roasting to give any number of flavour combinations (my favourite spice, smoked paprika, would work really well!). Make sure you share your favourites with me!

Salt and vinegar roasted cauliflower - a super healthy, low carb snack that's just as tasty as greasy salt and vinegar crisps!

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5 from 1 vote

Salt and vinegar roasted cauliflower

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Snack
Servings: 2
Calories:
Author: Becca Heyes

Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1 tbsp oil or spray oil
  • 1 tbsp malt vinegar
  • Salt
  • Black pepper

Instructions

  • Remove the leaves and the base of the stalk from the cauliflower, and separate the head into bite-sized florets (cut any large florets in half). Toss the cauliflower in the oil and vinegar, and lay out in a single layer on a baking tray. Sprinkle with a little salt and black pepper, and roast for around 25 minutes at 190°C (Gas Mark 5 / 375°F), until slightly crispy. Add more salt and vinegar to taste, and serve warm or cold.

Salt and vinegar roasted cauliflower - a super healthy, low carb snack that's just as tasty as greasy salt and vinegar crisps!

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Gabi Rupp

Thursday 26th of July 2018

I've stumbled over your gorgeous recipe and love it! We just can't have enough cauliflower recipes. Yes for me smoked paprika would probably also be my favorite seasoning.

Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

Sunday 29th of July 2018

Thanks Gabi, hope you enjoy it! :)

Spalady

Friday 21st of August 2015

I lined my baking sheet with foil, then tossed half way thru baking. Served it with marinara sauce and meatballs. Very tasty.

Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

Sunday 23rd of August 2015

Thank you, glad you enjoyed it! :)

sbobet

Monday 8th of June 2015

CAULIFLOWER PIZZA!!, That food is very interested and look so very hungry.

Ginnie

Monday 5th of January 2015

I'm learning to eat a lot of vegetables that I thought I didn't like. Roasting and seasoning them makes such a difference. I love balsamic, but I will try this. BTW, you are one of the only Brits I know who admits to not liking peas! My British partner will put them in anything! He's pea crazy!

Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

Monday 5th of January 2015

Haha! Yeah we do eat a lot of peas in the UK, I just really can't stand the texture!! :P

janet @ the taste space

Tuesday 2nd of December 2014

Woah, what a great idea. I love roasted cauliflower but never though to make it like this. Totally trying this out with my next cauliflower. :)

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