Roasted Cauliflower with Red Chile, Cilantro & Lime

Nothing says “show off” like Roasted Cauliflower with Red Chile, Cilantro & Lime. They will praise your dinner and think “where did this bastard come up with this?”


  • 1 large head Cauliflower
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp Red New Mexico Chile Powder (substitute Ancho Chile Powder if you don’t have Red New Mexico)
  • 1/2 tsp crushed dried Red Chile
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds toasted and ground
  • 4 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup Cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 Lime, juiced
  • Salt to taste


  • Preheat oven to 325 F. Separate the florets from the Cauliflower.  Put them in a bowl with the garlic, chile powder, crushed chile, cumin, salt & olive oil and toss gently to mix together and coat well.
  • Spread the seasoned Cauliflower in a shallow roasting pan.
  • Roast 1 to 1-1/2 hours or until tender, stirring occasionally.
  • Dress with lime juice
  • Finish with chopped cilantro

(You can also add broccoli and onions for a new take)