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Easy Cauliflower Recipe with Chimichurri

Healthy and delicious, this easy cauliflower recipe is tossed with mouthwatering chimichurri sauce making for one of the best vegan, paleo and Whole30 compliant side dishes. 

Quick and easy, this insanely delicious side dish of roasted cauliflower chimichurri is vegan, paleo and Whole30 compliant and bursting with flavor. | rootandrevel.com

OK, I know I’ve been on a chimichurri kick lately–just in case you missed it, I shared my recipe for delicious chimichurri sauce here, and a killer shrimp chimichurri recipe here–but, I mean, have you tried chimichurri? It is that good!

I just felt like I would be doing y’all a disservice (yes, I said y’all… I am from Georgia and this brilliant Atlantic article proves the word is one that should be in EVERYONE’S vocabulary) if I didn’t share with you another one of my favorite chimichurri recipes: roasted cauliflower chimichurri!

Quick and easy, this insanely delicious side dish of roasted cauliflower chimichurri is vegan, paleo and Whole30 compliant and bursting with flavor. | rootandrevel.comJust like the other chimichurri recipes, this one requires almost no time in the kitchen. Especially if you splurge for pre-cut cauliflower florets, as the only real work to be done is cutting the cauliflower.

Quick and easy, this insanely delicious side dish of roasted cauliflower chimichurri is vegan, paleo and Whole30 compliant and bursting with flavor. | rootandrevel.com

Especially if, like me, you keep a big batch of chimichurri sauce in your fridge at all times. Which I highly recommend–such an easy way to kick up a sad weeknight meal in a hurry.

After that, it’s as simple as roasting the cauliflower for 25-30 minutes and then tossing with the dreamiest, most flavorful, delicious sauce on the planet. I think you can handle it.

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Quick and easy, this insanely delicious side dish of roasted cauliflower chimichurri is vegan, paleo and Whole30 compliant and bursting with flavor. | rootandrevel.com

Just be sure to get your cauliflower extra, super-duper charred and crispy. The flavor this kind of caramelization provides is incredible, not to mention an awesome texture addition.

Quick and easy, this insanely delicious side dish of roasted cauliflower chimichurri is vegan, paleo and Whole30 compliant and bursting with flavor. | rootandrevel.com

I’m convinced the cauliflower haters out there–these are usually the same people who hate broccoli and Brussels sprouts…let the record show, I don’t understand these people–simply haven’t had the vegetable prepared well.

There are few things more unappetizing than slimy, steamed broccoli or cauliflower with no texture, no flavor, no sauce, no fun. Who would like that?

But you roast up these cruciferous veggies with some garlic and red pepper flakes and BAM…. insanely delicious side dish with less than 2 minutes of work.

Quick and easy, this insanely delicious side dish of roasted cauliflower chimichurri is vegan, paleo and Whole30 compliant and bursting with flavor. | rootandrevel.com

Toss with habit-forming chimichurri sauce and there’s no turning back. Not convinced? I dare you to try this roasted cauliflower chimichurri and not go back for seconds. Ready go!

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5 from 3 votes
Servings: 4 servings
Roasted Cauliflower Chimichurri Recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Quick and easy, this insanely delicious side dish of roasted cauliflower chimichurri is vegan, paleo and Whole30 compliant and bursting with flavor.
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425F. Toss cauliflower with olive oil and roast for 15 minutes on a baking sheet. Toss cauliflower around on the baking sheet and roast for an addition 5-10 minutes, or until crisp and caramelized.
  2. Toss cauliflower with chimichurri sauce and serve.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: South American
Keyword: chimichurri cauliflower, chimichurri sauce recipe, healthy chimichurri sauce, roasted cauliflower chimichurri, roasted cauliflower recipe
Calories: 149 kcal
Author: Kate Kordsmeier | rootandrevel.com

 


Photo Credit: Heidi Geldhauser

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8 comments on “Easy Cauliflower Recipe with Chimichurri”

  1. Did I read that correctly?…15 TBSP of olive oil?

  2. I’m always looking for a way to mix things up, especially when it comes to veggies on my plate. This recipe is
    a simple and great way to use cauliflower. Love!!

  3. This is the perfect summer side dish! Definitely whipping up a batch of this over the weekend. Also, I completely agree with you that, most of the time, people who don’t like veggies just haven’t had them properly prepared.

  4. Cauliflower is definitely having a moment right now, I love the stuff so much & keep trying to find new ways to enjoy it! Definitely trying this recipe out, the chimichurri sounds great.