Roasted Paprika Cauliflower with Pumpkin and Sunflower Seeds.
First off, I saw a quote about cauliflower recently that I have to share:
Cauliflower is nothing but a cabbage with a cauliflower education.
Gosh it made me giggle. Poor old cauli, eh? I actually think that cauliflower has really hit it's stride over the last decade - we're seeing cauliflower toast, cauliflower pizza bases, cauliflower risotto, cauliflower popcorn, cauliflower puree, heck - there's even a cauliflower 'cheesecake' on this website! Cauliflower has earned it's place at our kitchen tables as a very versatile vegetable, wouldn't you say?
Today I'm sharing a very simple yet delicious spicy cauliflower recipe from the recipe book "Luxton Kitchen", by my naturopath Sarah Nankervis.
As smoked paprika is hands down my favourite spice this recipe will be on rotation in my house. Healthy food needn't be fiddly, but it sure helps if it's super flavoursome.
Sarah is a qualified Naturopath and Nutritionist with over 18 years experience creating nourishing recipes - she is passionate about the human gut and its microbiome. Her recipe book includes 80 whole food recipes as well as a meal plan, and a bundle of lifestyle and wellness tips to help you feel your best. Whilst in 2022 Sarah is taking 12 months off consulting, she can instead be found running her 60 day Happy gut Happy Mind program. So if it's time to prioritise your gut, both this book and program would be amazing support for you.
Now let's dive into this super simple recipe!
1/2 Cauliflower head - chopped into thin slices
1 teaspoon Smoked Paprika
1/2 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
1/2 cup Pumpkin Seeds
1/2 cup Sunflower seeds
Sea/Himalayan Pink Salt
Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius.
Place cauliflower flat on a baking paper lined tray. Sprinkle Paprika and Cayenne over Cauliflower, adding more Paprika if needed to add a good coat over the Cauliflower. Drizzle with Olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Place the tray into the oven until the cauliflower starts to go golden brown - 15 minutes, or so. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with pumpkin and sunflower seeds. Place back into the oven until cauliflower is golden brown.
Remove from oven and serve with your protein of choice - baked salmon and a delicious salad would be perfect!