Salty, spicy, crunchy…. I sometimes make this dish multiple times in the same week; I love it so much. My husband says this cauliflower reminds him of a spicy dirty martini. You know, just without the alcohol, plus adding in cauliflower of course.
Cauliflower is part of the cruciferous vegetable family, and that means, it’s really good for you! Cauliflower is high in fiber and low in calories, so it is great for weight loss, digestion, and feeling full. It provides antioxidants and phytonutrients that may help lower inflammation in your body and protect against cancer. It also contains plenty of vitamin B, choline, folate, and vitamin C, among many other important nutrients.
Do your health and your waist a favor and give this dish a try! Enjoy it alongside a main meal or as a snack. You could even stir in lentils or beans and eat a larger helping as a main meal.
If you are following a low sodium diet, you can consider reducing or leaving out the olives, as they tend to be pretty high in salt.
Cauliflower roasted with pepper and olives makes for a spicy, salty side!
Hi, I’m Ashley! I’m a Mediterranean Diet expert, a family health champion, and a Mom of 3 little people. Any day of the week, you will find me in the kitchen cooking up festive new recipes using Mediterranean Diet principles. I love breakfast for dinner, long days at the beach, the perfect glass of wine, and spontaneous adventures. Originally from Atlanta, I now fondly call Virginia my home.