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Cauliflower Popcorn

Appetizers & Snacks  |  Published on Mar 31, 2015  |  Last modified on Mar 4, 2020

I found this recipe on KidsEatRight.org made by Dawn Jackson Blatner last year and I make it all the time now! It is so simple and such a healthy alternative to regular buttery popcorn. This makes for a great Meatless Monday dessert or even as an appetizer. It has the same crunchy goodness as regular popcorn but without the added salt, fat or calories.

Cauliflower has certainly been a big hit so far in 2015 with cauliflower pizza crust…cauliflower mashed potatoes, and now cauliflower popcorn is making its way into the scene! Most people may think since cauliflower is a white vegetable it may not contain many nutritious benefits but it actually does! It contains fiber, B-vitamins, vitamin-C, calcium, folate, and much more. This nutrient dense veggie is part of the cruciferous vegetable family and contains antioxidants, phytochemicals which can help protect against cancer.

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And to top it off (literally) turmeric is added to give it that “buttery” look! Turmeric is a wonderful spice with also more cancer fighting compounds. This is a win-win dessert if you ask me!

Cauliflower Popcorn

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Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower, chopped
  • 1-2 Tbsp. Olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425° F.
  • Line a baking sheet with foil.
  • Break up cauliflower into popcorn size pieces with your hands or a small knife. Place cauliflower pieces onto baking sheet. Break up any larger pieces you may see.
  • Drizzle olive oil y on top of cauliflower pieces. Then season with turmeric, salt and garlic powder. Toss together with a spoon so your hands don't get stained yellow from the turmeric!
  • Place in oven and cook for ~20-25 minutes or until tender and roasted. Enjoy!
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