Turmeric-Tastic Roast Cauliflower


I may have a slight obsession with roasted cauliflower. I don’t know if anyone has said that sentence before… but sue me, you guys know I love veg, so it should be no surprise! I recently spent a week at Cookery School, as some of you may know, and I was over the moon when we tried a roast cauliflower recipe – a delicious, cumin-spiced side dish with added sweetness from sultanas and crunch of pistachios! While my version I’ve created as a simple dinner side dish or a salad base isn’t quite as exotic, this is a really great recipe I’m proud of, that features some of my favourite spices – turmeric, cumin and a little splash of cinnamon too!

Recipe (Makes 1 large side dish)


  • 1.5 tbsp of good quality honey
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • A dash of ground cinnamon
  • 1 red onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 head of cauliflower, leaves removed, washed and broken into florets
  • A twist of black pepper
  • A squeeze of the juice of half a lemon


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200C (fan oven). Line a baking tray with greased tinfoil or grease-proof paper.
  2. Take a large mixing bowl and add the cauliflower florets and red onion to it.
  3. Drizzle the olive oil on top, and toss the florets in the oil with a spoon until well coated.
  4. Sprinkle the ground turmeric, cumin and black pepper on top next, and mix again so that the spices are evenly distributed across the florets.
  5. Finally, drizzle the honey onto the mix, and stir it all up again!
  6. Squeeze the lemon juice on top, and then tip the cauliflower onto the baking tray.
  7. Roast in the oven for 30-35 minutes, tossing the florets half way through. You want the florets to be slightly charred when it’s ready – but not burnt!

Enjoy gang! Tag me if you try this recipe out – @theirishbalance on Instagram/Twitter/Facebook!

Ciara 🙂 x

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