Roasted Sweet and Spicy Cauliflower

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4.86 from 7 votes
Cauliflower is the new superhero of the low carb lifestyle craze. My Roasted Sweet and Spicy Cauliflower is so delicious it will have you running for more.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Spicy cauliflower on a white plate with red napkin

Cauliflower is the new superhero of the low carb lifestyle craze. My Roasted Sweet and Spicy Cauliflower is so delicious it will have you running for more.

When you think of cauliflower you don’t have to think boring or bland. You can enhance this fabulous low carb, low calorie vegetable in so many ways to make it a recipe keeper.

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How to Make this Spicy Cauliflower – Step by Step

  • Step One: In a large bowl measure some oil in a bowl. (Photo 1 below)
  • Step Two: Then add the Chili Sauce to the oil.  (Photo 2 below)
  • Step Three: Next place the sriracha sauce, oil and low sodium soy sauce in the bowl with the other ingredients. Mix until combined.  (Photo 3 below)
  • Step Four: Next chop up the cauliflower into bite size pieces and place on a lined baking sheet.  (Photo 4 below)

How to make spicy cauliflower

  • Step Four: Next chop up the cauliflower into bite size pieces and place on a lined baking sheet. (Photo 4 below)
  • Step Five: Next pour sauce over cauliflower and toss until well coated.  (Photo 5 below)
  • Step Six: Spread the cauliflower evenly over the baking pan. Finally, bake for 25 minutes until fork tender.  (Photo 6 below)

Step by step instructions for making spicy cauliflower

Do I have to Roast my Cauliflower?

No you don’t have to roast the cauliflower, you can saute the cauliflower in a skillet on the stove top if you wish. The roasting really makes the cauliflower tender and enhances the flavors that you add to your cauliflower. You can even slice the cauliflower into steaks and roast them that way.

Personally, I prefer roasting it because it’s less hands-on time.  The cauliflower roasts in the oven while I’m working on the rest of my meal.

What is all the hype about Cauliflower?

Cauliflower has 87 percent of your necessary Vitamin C. It has properties that will help fight cancer and is very low in calories about 3 calories per ounce.  It’s a very under-appreciated vegetable in my opinion.

Close up of spicy cauliflower on a white plate

Expert Tips for Making the Best Roasted Cauliflower

  • Rice the Cauliflower: This Spicy Cauliflower would make a great fried rice to accompany your favorite Asian dish.
  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: This is a great recipe for a crowd.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and split it into two baking dishes before baking.
  • Kick up the Heat: Feel free to add more hot sauce, red pepper flake or chili sauce to make it even spicier.
  • How long will it last? Refrigerate the cauliflower in shallow airtight containers or wrap tightly with heavy-duty aluminum foil or plastic wrap. Properly stored, cooked cauliflower will last for 3 to 5 days in the refrigerator.

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Spicy cauliflower on a white plate with red napkin

Roasted Sweet and Spicy Cauliflower

4.9 from 7 votes
Cauliflower is the new superhero of the low carb lifestyle craze. My Roasted Sweet and Spicy Cauliflower is so delicious it will have you running for more.
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Servings: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower cut into florets
  • 2 tablespoons Sweet Chili Sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sriracha
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons low sodium soy sauce

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, combine chili sauce, sriracha, oil and soy sauce until mixed thoroughly.
  • Add cauliflower and toss to coat.
  • Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Transfer cauliflower to baking sheet, making sure it's in a single layer. Use two baking sheets if needed.
  • Roast for 25 minutes or until cauliflower is fork tender.

Expert Tips

Expert Tips for Making the Best Roasted Cauliflower
  • Rice the Cauliflower: This Spicy Cauliflower would make a great fried rice to accompany your favorite Asian dish.
  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: This is a great recipe for a crowd. Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and split it into two baking dishes before baking.
  • Kick up the Heat: Feel free to add more hot sauce, red pepper flake or chili sauce to make it even spicier.
  • How long will it last? Refrigerate the cauliflower in shallow airtight containers or wrap tightly with heavy-duty aluminum foil or plastic wrap. Properly stored, cooked cauliflower will last for 3 to 5 days in the refrigerator.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 116kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Sodium: 224mg | Potassium: 429mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin C: 69.6mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 0.6mg

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5 thoughts on “Roasted Sweet and Spicy Cauliflower”

  1. 5 stars
    I have a love of cauliflower that is insatiable. This recipe is going in my bookmarks folder. Sweet and spicy is my favorite way to eat cauliflower

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  2. 5 stars
    Cauliflower is my favorite veggie! I love this recipe as is, roasting with Sweet Chili Sauce is fabulous! I will be making a double batch and ricing some too! Fabulous recipe and my daughter who is now cooking is going to love this also!

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  3. 5 stars
    This is amazing! I love cauliflower recipes because it is so good for you. This one is super-delicious. Thanks for posting it!

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  4. 5 stars
    This looks so delicious! I’ve been keeping my eyes open for fresh cauliflower. I have a few recipes I want to try and this one is one of them! Yummy!

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