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Chili Lime Roasted Cauliflower

Chili Lime Roasted Cauliflower

Roasted cauliflower is a simple and quick dish to make. When roasted, cauliflower tastes nutty and slightly sweet.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings 4
Calories 103 kcal


  • 1 medium head cauliflower (about 1 ¼ lbs), cut into small florets
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ⅛-¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2-3 lime or lemon wedges
  • 1 tsp ancho chili powder
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 scallion ends trimmed and finely sliced
  • ¼ tsp fine sea salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil grape seed oil or neutral flavored oil


  • Heat the oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat, lining the pan isn't completely essential, but this helps with cleanup.
  • In a large bowl, then toss the cauliflower florets using all the oil, salt, chili powder, smoked paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper.
  • Add the seasoned florets into the baking sheet. Spread them out, facing as lots of the flatter borders down on the baking sheet so they brown well.
  • Roast till the edges are brown and crisp and the insides are tender for 20-35 minutes. After 20 minutes, then give the cauliflower a stir to promote even browning.
  • Serve tossed with the a squeeze of lime juice and scallions.