Roasted Garlic Cauliflower with parmesan and flat leaf parsley. A perfect side dish to grilled chicken and meats. Can also be enjoyed as a savoury snack!
Side dishes are underrated. A side dish might seem like only half the dish, but really, it can really make a whole new dish. For example, what if you have some roast chicken and don’t know what do serve it with? Maybe you’ll end up serving it with a green salad and some potatoes. Sure, that’s a very nice dish but can surely get a bit samey after a while. But if you spruce up your roast chicken with different side dishes, you’ll get a new dish every time!
Side dishes are also a great way to incorporate veggies in your diet. Sometimes, when the chef and I have a really busy week, we week prep food for the week so when we come home we can just plate the food up and eat. And when we do this, we seriously have about 7-10 side dishes and some form of a protein source like baked salmon or chicken. We usually have a mix of roasted veg and raw veg, like a chopped tomato salad or raw marinated broccoli. As you can imagine the plate looks like something from a salads buffet. But it’s great as you’ll eat loads of different veggies which means you’ll get a big range of nutrients in you!
These roasted garlic cauliflower florets have been a favourite lately that I’ve made at home and it’s absolutely magical. It’s so rich in flavours and very moreish so you’ll end up eating it by the tray.
Don’t forget to eat the whole garlic bulbs! They are the cherry on the cake!
This roasted garlic cauliflower is great as a side dish together with some baked chicken or meat. If you want a veggie option you can have it with cannellini beans! Or why not have it as a savoury snack if you fancy that! maybe even with a lemon yoghurt dip?!
Roasted Garlic Cauliflower
- 1/2 head of cauliflower about 400 g
- 4-6 garlic gloves
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1/4 cup parmesan
- Fresh parsley
- Preheat oven to 200° C / 392°F
- Cut the cauliflower into florets.
- Take the whole garlic bulbs and lightly crush them with the flat side of a knife or your hand.
- Place the cauliflower and garlic on a lined baking tray. Add oil and salt and massage it all with your hands.
- Bake for 10 minutes. Take out, sprinkle the parmesan and bake for another 5-10 minutes.
- Chop your parsley and sprinkle over the roasted cauliflower.