Crispy Oven-Roasted Cauliflower Delight

Crispy Oven-Roasted Cauliflower Delight


Discover the versatility of cauliflower with this irresistible Crispy Oven-Roasted Cauliflower Delight. Perfect as a side dish or a main course, this recipe transforms simple cauliflower florets into a golden, crunchy treat that will leave everyone craving more. With a combination of fragrant herbs and a creamy dipping sauce, this dish is sure to become a favorite in your household.


For the Cauliflower:

  • 1 kg cauliflower, cut into bite-sized florets
  • 150 grams panko breadcrumbs
  • 100 grams all-purpose flour
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 1 bunch fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 100 grams freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

For the Herb Sauce:

  • 200 grams sour cream
  • 100 grams plain yogurt
  • 1 handful fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • A few drops of fresh lemon juice

Crispy oven-roasted cauliflower florets with a golden-brown crust served on a white plate, accompanied by a small bowl of herb sauce, garnished with fresh parsley, ready to be enjoyed as a delicious and healthy dish


Step 1: Preheat the Oven

  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).

Step 2: Prepare the Cauliflower

  1. Wash the cauliflower florets and pat them dry thoroughly.

Step 3: Set Up the Coating Stations

  1. Prepare three shallow dishes: one with flour seasoned with salt and pepper, another with beaten eggs, and the third with a mixture of panko breadcrumbs, Italian seasoning, chopped parsley, and grated Parmesan cheese.

Step 4: Coat the Cauliflower

  1. Dredge each cauliflower floret in the flour, shaking off the excess.
  2. Dip the floret into the beaten eggs, then coat it with the panko mixture. Press lightly to ensure the coating sticks.

Step 5: Bake the Cauliflower

  1. Arrange the coated cauliflower florets in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  2. Drizzle with olive oil to enhance crispiness.
  3. Bake for 20-25 minutes, turning halfway through, until the cauliflower is golden brown and crispy.

Step 6: Prepare the Herb Sauce

  1. In a bowl, combine sour cream, yogurt, chopped parsley, salt, pepper, and a squeeze of lemon juice. Mix well.
  2. Adjust seasoning to taste.

Step 7: Serve

  1. Once the cauliflower is roasted to perfection, remove it from the oven and let it cool slightly on the baking sheet.
  2. Serve the crispy cauliflower with the herb sauce on the side for dipping.

From the crispy, herb-infused crust to the creamy, tangy dip, this Crispy Oven-Roasted Cauliflower Delight is a feast for the senses. Whether you're a vegetarian or simply looking for a healthier alternative to meat, this dish promises to satisfy your cravings. Enjoy the simplicity and rich flavors of this easy-to-make, impressive meal.

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