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Roasted Nutty Cauliflower


Roasted Nutty Cauliflower

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Cauliflower used to be my husband’s favorite vegetable, but I’m happy to say that now it’s my whole family’s favorite! It shows up on our dinner table as a side dish several times a week, and this sweet and nutty version is by far the kids’ favorite. They love the sweet and crunchy texture of the dish, and I love the pop of color along with the mixture of curry powder, mint, and hazelnuts.   
Servings: 6
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 head cauliflower, (cored & cut into 2-inch pieces)
  • 3 tablespoons fresh mint, (minced)
  • 2 teaspoons raisins
  • 2 teaspoons hazelnuts, (chopped)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil


  • Heat oven to 400 degrees F and place oven rack in middle position. 
  • Line rimmed baking sheet with foil. 
  • In a large bowl, combine oil, curry powder, cumin, salt, and pepper, then add cauliflower and toss. 
  • Transfer mixture to prepared baking sheet, saving bowl for later. 
  • Arrange cauliflower pieces cut-side down and roast until well browned (about 30 minutes). 
  • While letting cauliflower cool, in a bowl combine mint with raisins, hazelnuts, and oil.  
  • Drizzle mixture over roasted cauliflower and serve.