Foodie Friday Recipe: Roasted Cauliflower With Turmeric

Consuming turmeric is a great way to fight inflammation naturally. This simple and delicious recipe is fast and easy to make, and packed with healthy benefits.

As we discussed on Monday, chronic inflammation is a major cause of many modern diseases. Luckily, you can fight inflammation with a healthy diet that includes plenty of anti-inflammatory foods.

Turmeric is one of the best natural anti-inflammatories, and it lends a beautiful color and a spicy flavor to many dishes.

In fact, according to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), the active ingredient in turmeric (curcumin) may have anti-inflammatory, anticancer, and antioxidant properties.

Cauliflower also has it’s own set of healthy properties. For example, cauliflower is packed with vitamin C and potassium. And for those seeking a gluten-free grain replacement, its neutral flavor and hearty texture makes it a good choice for many dishes.

The roasted cauliflower recipe below from the Paleo Hacks Blog is super simple, and makes a healthy and delicious side dish for a potluck or quick dinner at home.

Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Serves: 4


1 head cauliflower
2 T coconut oil (melted)
1 t turmeric
½ t cumin
½ t crushed red pepper
½ t crushed garlic
2 T water
2 T fresh basil (chopped)


  • Preheat oven to 400F. Chop the head of cauliflower into florets.
  • Whisk together coconut oil, turmeric, cumin, crushed red pepper, garlic, and water.
  • Place the cauliflower florets on a pan, pour the mixture over them, and toss well.
  • Roast the cauliflower for 30 minutes, and top with fresh basil.

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