Roasted Cauliflower w/ Lime, Chili & Cilantro

Roasted Cauliflower W/ Lime, Chili & Cilantro


This highly flavourful cauliflower just happens to be completely oil-free as well being easy to make. Cauliflower is seasoned with fresh lime juice, chili and garlic powder, oregano and then finished with fresh cilantro.
  • Serves: 2 to 4
  • Active Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
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Step 1: Preparing Your Mise en Place

• 1 lime, halved
• 1 large head cauliflower, cut into florets
• 1 tbsp Chili Powder
• 1 tsp garlic powder
• 1 tsp dried Mexican oregano
• 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
• 2 to 3 tbsp stock or water


To start the cauliflower, preheat your oven to 450° degrees Fahrenheit. Remove the large florets from the cauliflower and cut them into even-sized pieces. Any of the very large florets can be sliced in half.

Next, place the cauliflower into a large bowl and add the stock and lime juice — toss to evenly coat the cauliflower in the lime juice. Reserve the lime for later. Next add the chili powder, garlic powder, dried oregano and pepper. Note: The amount of chili powder needed will ultimately depend on how spicy you like you food and how spicy your chili powder is. For this recipe we used the this Chili Powder recipe.

Toss to evenly coat the cauliflower in the spices.

Step 2: Roasting the Cauliflower

• 1/4 cup chopped, fresh cilantro


To roast the cauliflower, line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking sheet. Lay any flat pieces of cauliflower cut-side down, so they caramelize nicely. Place the reserved lime onto the tray and place the tray into the oven.

Roast the cauliflower for 15 to 20 minutes, or until they are cooked to your liking. Note that you may need to toss the vegetables and/or turn the tray during cooking.

To finish, re-squeeze the roasted limes over the cauliflower — being careful, as the limes will be hot. Lastly, season to taste and garnish the cauliflower with the fresh cilantro. Serve immediately.

Chef's Notes

Keep in mind that the cauliflower will continue to cook, even after it comes out of the oven. When done, it should have a tiny bit of crunch to it. It should not be mushy.

Roasted cauliflower, whether it is served hot or cold, is delicious. It can be added to things such as salads, antipasto platters and more.


  • Diana  S
    Diana S
    I added butter but it was delicious
  • Kirk B Rouxbe Staff
    Kirk B
    Thanks so much for learning with Rouxbe Diana!!!! Chef Kirk

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