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Since most of us are trying to eat healthy in the new year we’ve got to spice up our vegetable sides. We cannot handle a side of steamed broccoli with a plain chicken breast. Any kind of diet along those lines is so bland and unappealing that we are bound to fail. So here’s one of many solutions. Hooray for cauliflower!

Chipotle Lime Roasted Cauliflower

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Total time: 35 minutes
Yield: 4 servings (as a side)

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon chipotle chili pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • Juice of ½ lime
  • 1 handful fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Drizzle of your favorite hot sauce (we used Valentina’s)

 

DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 425F. Cut cauliflower into florets. In a large bowl, toss the cauliflower with olive oil, chipotle chilli pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, coriander, cumin, salt and pepper.

Spread out cauliflower on a large baking sheet. Cook for 30 minutes, turning once halfway. Remove from oven and squeeze fresh lime juice over top. Garnish with cilantro and hot sauce and serve.