Roasted, Spiced, Almond-y Cauliflower

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Author Notes: Lightly adapted from Melissa Clark's In the Kitchen with a Good Appetite. Her version has whole cumin, coriander and brown mustard seeds. It's a spice mixture that's very adaptable, obviously; my current version is below. Also, if you don't have sliced almonds, substitute some chopped almonds or cashews.Nicholas Day

Serves 4

  • 1 large cauliflower, cut into inch-sized florets
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinammon
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons sliced almonds
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. With a mortar and pestle, or the flat side of a chef's knife, lightly crush the coriander seeds. Add the crushed seeds to a bowl along with the cumin, cinnamon, olive oil, and salt.
  2. Scatter the cauliflower florets over a rimmed baking sheet, then toss them with the oil-and-spice mixture. Roast for 15 minutes, then stir and roast for 10 more minutes. Sprinkle on the almonds and roast for another 5 to 10 minutes, or until the cauliflower and the almonds are nicely browned. Serve hot, warm, or cold.

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3 months ago Kristin Ingwell-Goode

I have already made this three or four times and have shared the recipe with others as a tasty and easy cauliflower dish. My 5-year-old loves this recipe and practically eats half of it every time! As a result she says cauliflower is her favorite veg. This makes a great side with lamb merguez or other meats with similar spices (cumin, garlic, etc.)


4 months ago Iglika Petrova/Sprig of Thyme

This looks amazing! I have been looking for a good cauliflower recipe, that is both flavorful and perfectly roasted for a long time. Thank you for sharing!


11 months ago Swapan Mukherjee

"Aloo Gobi" (potato / cauliflower) is one of the most popular vegetarian dishes in the Indian sub-continent. Variations of allo gobi can be found across South East Asia, tasting widely different from each other.


about 1 year ago Judy

This was so good. It is going to the top of side dishes to make again!


over 1 year ago Sana Sania Bania Ashraf

Aloo gobi is a Southeast Asian dish of cauliflower and potatoes. Spices are slightly different than what is listed here.


over 1 year ago cookinalong

OK. Now I HAVE TO know what aloo gobi is!


over 1 year ago Victoria Carr

This is delicious. I am thinking that adding golden raisins to this recipe would be good.


over 1 year ago Nicholas Day

And it WAS good.


over 1 year ago erinrae

Just made this... fantastic and simple! Make sure to let everything brown and crisp up. Perfect with a seared ribeye.


over 1 year ago B. A. Beau

Made at CM. Didn't have coriander or almonds. Used walnuts. Really good.