Recipe: Oven-Roasted Parmesan Garlic Cauliflower

Cauliflower, the new “it” food, is the nutritious, delicious, trendy vegetable that is packed with major health benefits. A source of vitamins B6, C and K, fiber, manganese and omega-3s, cauliflower also provides nutrient support for the body’s detox system, the antioxidant system and the anti-inflammatory system. Even better, it is low in fat and carbohydrates and high in fiber and folate! When buying this sweet nutty-flavored vegetable, look for clean creamy white colored heads that feel heavy for their size and are surrounded by fresh looking ribbed green leaves. Oven-Roasted Parmesan Garlic Cauliflower is a fabulously delicious way to get in on the cauliflower trend and enjoy this amazing cruciferous vegetable!

Recipes and photo by Gwynn Galvin, culinary consultant and creator of Swirls of Flavor.

Oven-Roasted Parmesan Garlic Cauliflower

1 medium head cauliflower, about 2 1/2 lbs., trimmed and cut into florettes, about 8 cups
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
6 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
2. In large bowl, toss cauliflower florettes, garlic, panko breadcrumbs, olive oil, Parmesan, kosher salt and pepper until evenly coated.
3. Arrange in single layer on large baking sheet with shallow sides.
4. Roast 25 minutes or until cauliflower is tender and golden.

Makes 6 cups.

Gwynn Galvin Recipe Contributor to JerseyBites.comGwynn Galvin, chef and blogger, is delighted to share her original recipes on Jersey Bites. Born and raised in Jersey and a lifetime resident of Bergen County, Gwynn is Jersey through and through! Having been in the culinary field for more than 20 years, you can say that Gwynn is definitely well seasoned. With over a decade as Test Kitchen Director for a nationally published magazine as well as working for major food corporations and being partner and chef of a family-owned cupcake shop, Gwynn is also the creator of her blog, Swirls of Flavor. Her award-winning recipes have been featured in national ad campaigns, cookbooks, magazines, social media and on the internet. If you’ve ever made a recipe that was on the package of a food product or in a magazine or cookbook, chances are you’ve already made one of her fabulously delicious recipes!