Cauliflower Popcorn (Seriously…that’s what it tastes like)

Diva Entertains Cauliflower Popcorn

The name of the recipe is absolutely perfect because once baked and salted that’s what it tastes like.  I’m not kidding!  See for yourself if it’s not addictive:)

It’s super easy to make and quite healthy, utilizing a little olive oil and high heat to brown the florets and bring out wonderful flavor.  I like to make 2 heads of cauliflower when serving it to company – you won’t believe how quickly it will be eaten.

Cauliflower Popcorn (recipe adapted from recipe forum)

  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 2 T. olive oil
  • Kosher salt

Preheat oven to 425F.

Spray a rimmed baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.

Put the cauliflower florets in a plastic bag*.   Add the olive oil and shake the bag so that the olive oil is evenly distributed.  Spread the florets on the baking sheet and put in the oven.  Bake for 20 minutes.  After 20 minutes turn the florets over (the side that touched the oven should be browned like in the photo above) and bake another 10 minutes.  Remove from oven, sprinkle with kosher salt.  Serve.

Easier Way: Don’t turn the florets over, simply cook another 10 minutes.  (The purpose of turning them over is to brown both sides – it’s the browning that contributes to this recipe’s fantastic flavor.)

*I reuse the plastic bags that I put my fruits and vegetables in at the grocery store.

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  1. Thank you so much for posting this recipe. As you suggested, I substituted brussel sprouts and they turned out great. In fact, my family requests that I bring them to our parties now.

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