Cauliflower 'Popcorn' 6.000

Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post

Dec 6, 2012

Instead of fixing a bowl of buttery popcorn, try this veggie snack. It's good as is, or you can sprinkle it with a mixture of cinnamon, paprika and turmeric -- or to make it more kid-friendly, with just cinnamon.

Servings: 6 cups
  • 1 medium head cauliflower, broken into bite-size pieces, washed and thoroughly dried (2 pounds)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or melted coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt, plus more to taste


Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Place the cauliflower pieces in a large bowl and toss with the oil, making sure each piece is coated. Sprinkle with the salt.

Spread the cauliflower in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for about 20 minutes or until the cauliflower is golden brown. Taste, and add salt as needed.

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Recipe Source

Adapted from a recipe by Casey Seidenberg, co-founder of Nourish Schools, a nutrition education company in the District.

Tested by Kendra Nichols.

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