Oven Baked Cauliflower

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Cauliflower is low in calories, low-carb, high in fiber, and completely filling.  And while most of us think of citrus fruits as the best source of vitamin C, a cup of cauliflower florets –surprisingly- contains nearly 100% of the recommended daily allowance. Cauliflower also contains chemicals that protect against cancer.

During cauliflower season, you’ll see this simple dish on our dinner table several times a week.  We eat it as if it’s a carb, alongside a green vegetable and a protein source (usually chicken).  Since it’s just as good reheated as it is the first time around, we tend to bake two or three cauliflowers at a time.

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Oven Baked Cauliflower

Ingredients

  • 1 large head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2-3 tablespoons whole wheat bread crumbs

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Place the cauliflower florets in a large bowl, add the olive oil and mix well so the cauliflower is coated.
  3. Place the cauliflower florets in a baking dish, keeping the florets upright.
  4. Sprinkle the bread crumbs evenly on top of the cauliflower.
  5. Place the cauliflower in the oven and bake for 75-90 minutes until the bread crumbs appear well toasted but not burned.

Yield: 6

Carbohydrate: 10g

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