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Roasted Cauliflower Salad/sidedish, Recipe rewind, because some things are too good to miss!

Recipe rewind, because in the beginning there is a blogger who has no readers. She still posts great food in hopes that the readers will can also view it here in the archives, Saturday, September 11, 2010.

It is a quiet, chilly day here, and I believe it has as much to do with the date (9/11) as the season. Our cooler weather is coming on quickly, the food we have been eating demonstrates the chill in the air and the house. It will be time to get that wood pellet stove going soon! We have been enjoying beans with corn bread and  potato soup, very warming foods. Today lets make a roasted vegetable.

Cauliflower is a unique vegetable. It is not usually everyone's favorite, unless it is dipped in ranch dressing or covered in cheese sauce. Now don't misunderstand, this is not a scolding. I love the ranch and cheese routes also, maybe a little too much! In light of my own confession, lets make a dish that allows the vegetable taste to shine. Also this is very easy. You clean, mix and roast. Nothing more. This can be served hot from the oven as a vegetable side dish, or allowed to cool to room temp and served as a roasted vegetable salad. As with many lemon based foods, if served the next day, toss gently with a squirt of fresh lemon, or offer lemon wedges on the side.

Roasted Cauliflower with onion
adapted from:
400 degree oven
serves 4-6

see below for a cooks wisdom

1 head of cauliflower
1 onion
2 - 3 T olive oil
juice of 1/2 lemon
1 clove garlic minced
11/4 t seasoning salt
2 t dried Italian herb blend
1 t sugar (help promote caramelizing in a short roasting time)
2 slices of bacon, cooked until done but not crisp, then minced fine
fresh ground pepper to taste

Break cauliflower into florets, cut in half if very large. Cut onion into 1 inch chunks.

Combine remaining ingredients in a large bowl, add vegetables and toss to coat well.

Prepare a baking sheet with a thin film of oil. Spread vegetables out evenly. Roast for 25 - 30 minutes, a bit caramelized, but not soft.

Serve hot or as desired. For a salad presentation garnish the side of the plate with a slice of tomato, black or kalamata olives and small golden Peperoncini's.

a cooks wisdom:  increase the bacon to 3 pieces, sugar to 2 teaspoons, increase oven temperature to 425 degrees.

I will definitely return to the cauliflower link, for more great cauliflower recipes.

As always, thanks so much for stopping by.
I appreciate your time and your comments!

This post is shared with:
Full Plate Thursdays @ Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Recipe Swap Thursday @ Prairie Story
Simple Lives Thursday @ GNOWFGLINS

key words:  recipe rewind, cauliflower, roasted vegetable salads


  1. Love the rewinds! I really like cauliflower but I'm the only one in the family that does.

  2. I love cauliflower! I always look for new recipes for it! Thanks for sharing, i love the idea of recipe rewind!

  3. another new thing rewinds,, I love cauliflower, my husband,,, not so much, I'll love this ,, sounds yummy,,

  4. Roasting vegetables adds another dimension huh? Hopefully not the twilight zone sort of dimension. This sounds delish.

  5. This sounds wonderful I love my favorite~

  6. That was definitely too good not to rewind. I love roasted veggies but our place is small and Don is so sensitive to "kitchen stink", as he calls

  7. it's a great idea to rewind. it's sad that alot of my favourite recipes have never been seen by other people, because when i first started blogging (i'm still quite new though), no one read my blog!

    btw, love roasted cauliflower! recently also tried roast broccoli! i think roasting really brings out a great dimension to veggies!

  8. I love cauliflower too, and I love to roast it. I also love to fry it, coated in panko, but roasted is healthier!

  9. I have always loved cauliflower and this recipe sounds delicious. I must try it!

  10. We love cauliflower! This looks delicious, will have to give this a try! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Yum. I love cauliflower and am always looking for a new way to prepare it. Love the rewinds, because it is so true, some of my very faves I posted at the start of my blog.

  12. Hi Melynda,
    We love Cauliflower and try to use more of it in our meal planning. This is a great recipe that I would like to try. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week!

  13. I only roast them now... so much tastier than boiled my favorite is cauliflower too!


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