Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower (Vegan, Paleo, Keto)

Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower is a colorful side dish with anti-inflammatory health benefits to give your immune system a little boost!

Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower - an easy superfood side dish with cauliflower, turmeric, garlic powder, liquid aminos and sriracha for a flavorful vegan, paleo, keto side dish

Roasted cauliflower is one of those dishes I find to be a crowd-pleaser each and every time I make it. 

In fact, I often double what I anticipate I’ll need, because people often end up loving it so much! A shortage of roasted cauliflower is bad news!

Combining my all-time favorite superfood, turmeric, with one of my favorite vegetables, this Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower is a true delight. 

It turns out so flavorful with earthy, creamy, umami flavors with the slightest kick…so of course it is addicting! It requires basic ingredients you probably already have on hand and is an excellent go-to side dish for any night of the week!

Let’s discuss the ingredients!

Easy Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower - keto, paleo, whole30, low-carb, amazing

Ingredients for Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower:

Cauliflower: The rockstar of the show! We use one big head of cauliflower to make this healthy side. 

Avocado Oil: Avocado oil protects the cauliflower during the baking process so that it doesn’t burn and its fat content provides flavor. 

Liquid Aminos (or Soy Sauce): A huge flavor contributor, liquid aminos (or soy sauce) add a richness, umami flavor and some salt. You can add more or less to your personal taste.

Ground Turmeric: The sidekick to the rockstar of the show, ground turmeric adds an extra pop of flavor along with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties.

Garlic Powder: A sprinkle of garlic powder is an easy way of adding flavor to any roasted veggie dish. Replace garlic powder with 2 to 4 cloves of fresh garlic if you’d like.

Black Pepper: Black pepper not only adds great flavor to a dish, it also enhances the health benefits of turmeric! Whenever you cook with turmeric, be sure to add some black pepper to unlock all those amazing qualities of turmeric.

Sriracha: Adding spice to this veggie side dish makes it even more tantalizing! Sriracha adds tang and heat – you can adjust it up or down according to your preferred level of heat.

Sea Salt: Sea salt enhances the flavors of this dish all the way around! Add it to your personal taste.

Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower with garlic and sriracha - an easy healthy side dish that is paleo, vegan, whole30, and keto
Now that we’re experts on the ingredients, let’s chat about why turmeric is such a magnificent superfood.

Health Benefits of Turmeric:

  • Packed with antioxidants, which helps eliminate free-radicals, thereby preventing disease, slowing down the aging process, and fighting cancer.
  • Natural anti-inflammatory (great for those with autoimmunity, arthritis, or those looking to heal from something…anything!)
  • Could lower risk of heart disease by improving the function of the endothelium (the lining of your blood vessels).
  • Boosts the levels of your brain hormone, BDNF, which can help reverse and prevent brain-related illnesses like Alzheimer’s and depression.

How Much Turmeric Should I Use?:

If you’re brand new to turmeric, start very small. Turmeric has a unique flavor that can come off as bitter to those who aren’t accustomed to it.

If you don’t have experience cooking with or consuming turmeric, start with ¼ teaspoon then gradually work up to a full teaspoon.

I imagine most people who have tried turmeric will be comfortable around ½ to 1 teaspoon.

In addition to the powerful flavor, turmeric does stain! Be sure you’re careful when preparing this recipe to not touch any clothing or kitchen utensils, appliances, towels, etc. that you don’t want stained.

To avoid staining anything, use a large stainless steel mixing bowl for tossing everything together and wash your hands well after tossing. Also be sure to wash the mixing bowl and baking sheet 🙂

Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower with garlic and sriracha - an easy healthy side dish that is paleo, vegan, whole30, and keto

How to Make Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower:

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

Chop the cauliflower into florets, removing the hard inner core.

Place the cauliflower florets in a large mixing bowl and add the rest of the ingredients. Use your hands to toss everything together until everything is well-coated in oil and seasonings.

Spread the cauliflower out onto a baking sheet or casserole dish in a single layer. 

Roast on the center rack of the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden-brown and cooked through.

Serve turmeric roasted cauliflower with your main entrée.

I hope you love this roasted cauliflower as much as we do!

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Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower - an easy superfood side dish with cauliflower, turmeric, garlic powder, liquid aminos and sriracha for a flavorful vegan, paleo, keto side dish

Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cauliflower, healthy, keto, low-carb, paleo, superfood, turmeric, whole30
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 127 kcal
Author: Julia

Easy turmeric roasted cauliflower is a delicious superfood healthy side dish that is paleo, vegan, whole30, and keto!

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Ingredients

  • 1 large head cauliflower chopped into florets
  • 3 Tbsp avocado oil
  • 2 Tbsp liquid aminos or coconut aminos
  • 2 tsp sriracha or more to taste
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric or less, to taste
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

  2. Chop the cauliflower into florets, removing the hard inner core. Place the cauliflower florets in a large mixing bowl and add the rest of the ingredients. Use your hands to toss everything together until everything is well-coated in oil and seasonings. Spread the cauliflower out onto a baking sheet or casserole dish in a single layer.

  3. Roast on the center rack of the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden-brown and cooked through.

  4. Serve with your main dish and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower
Amount Per Serving (1 of 4)
Calories 127 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 3g13%
Protein 4g8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower is a nutritious side dish, perfect to go alongside any main entree. Paleo, vegan, whole30, keto, and low-carb

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  1. Syl Wvia

    Woohoo! Another yummy cauliflower sheet pan treat! And an excuse to put more turmeric in my rotation 🙂
    I found this just after scarfing down a hefty serving of my own rather simpler one – just cauliflower, mushrooms, garlic cloves all drizzled with EVOO – now I can’t wait to try yours <3

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