Sunday, 1 February 2015

Roasted Cauliflower with Paprika and Oregano GF SCD

Roasted Cauliflower with Paprika and Oregano

I made roasted cauliflower for the family recently and it was so delicious. Cauliflower is trending. Apparently, in 2015, it will become the new kale and deservedly so, I think! For the past few years I have seen cauliflower made into pizza crusts, mashed instead of potatoes, puréed for sauces and roasted whole. It's such a versatile vegetable!

Slice the cauliflower

I love paprika on roasted vegetables but I also love oregano and the two blend so beautifully together.

Steenbergs organic oregano jar

I used organic oregano from Steenbergs, a company based in North Yorkshire. Steenbergs Organic is a family-run, friendly firm committed to Fairtrade, the environment and people. It is passionate about providing organic spices and organic cooking ingredients packed with flavour, aroma and provenance. 
"We are at the forefront of Fairtrade spices in the UK and Europe and continually strive to work in an eco-friendly manner. At Steenbergs Organic, we have, also, incorporated many environmental features into our factory and use 'green' suppliers wherever possible. So whether you want to buy indian spices or create delicious puddings, Steenbergs has something for everyone."
From teas, herbs and spices to towels to playing cards and paper bags, Steenbergs' range of products is fantastic. When I first looked at their site, I spent at least an hour exploring their product lines. I could have spent a fortune!

organic oregano

I have been assured by the company that all the herbs are gluten-free despite the jars displaying that they have been packed in a factory which also handles gluten. I had never even thought about herbs and spices being contaminated before but the new labelling laws are so rigorous that companies have to display if there is a possibility of contamination. A point to note though, have you ever seen the words "gluten-free" on the jars of herbs you purchase from the supermarket? I wonder if they are?

Roasted Cauliflower with Paprika and Oregano

Roasted Cauliflower with Paprika and Oregano GF SCD

1 cauliflower
tomatoes (optional)
paprika
1 - 2 tsps dried oregano
sea salt
extra virgin olive oil
finely grated lemon rind (optional)

  • Set the oven to 180⁰ C.
  • Wash and dry the cauliflower and remove the leaves.
  • Cut the cauliflower into ½" - ¾" thick slices.
  • Slice the tomatoes in two.
  • Drizzle some extra virgin olive oil into an oven proof dish.
  • Rub each side of the cauliflower wedges in the oil and lay in the pan.
  • Sprinkle with paprika and a little sea salt.
  • Add the tomatoes to the pan and drizzle with a little oil.
  • Sprinkle the cauliflower and tomatoes with dried oregano.
  • Bake in the oven for 50 mins to an hour, carefully turning over the cauliflower after 30 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with a little lemon rind (optional) and serve. 

Roasted Cauliflower with Paprika and Oregano


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Disclosure: I received the product from Steenbergs for review purposes. All opinions are my own and not influenced in any way.


18 comments:

  1. This looks BEYOND YUMMY!! Cauliflower is one of my favorites! <3 - www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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    1. Hi Gingi! I hope you try it sometime, it's a great alternative way to cook cauliflower!

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  2. I'm still quite a novice at roasting cauliflower so this is great inspiration! I bet it tastes delicious.

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    1. Yes, it does taste lovely! This is just a basic recipe (though I love paprika on anything) so I'm happy this has inspired you Kari!

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  3. I think it's going to be the year of the cauliflower too! I've got so many recipes bookmarked to try - cauliflower buffalo wings, pizza crust, rice... and now roasted cauli with paprika ♥ This dish looks & sounds absolutely delicious. I love how the paprika turns the cauli a beautiful golden colour. Can't wait to give it a try xx

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    1. Yes, I've seen some wonderful cauliflower buffalo wings too that I've been meaning to try! I LOVE paprika and the colour is wonderful. We make celeriac chips with paprika and they turn an amazing colour.

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    2. Hi Vicky! Cauli is one of my family's least favourite vegetables... but we tried your roasted slices tonight and we all absolutely loved them ♥ The paprika and oregano makes all the difference. It was so flavourful.
      I was just wondering whether your oven temperature is for conventional or fan ovens? I cooked mine on 180C in a fan oven and they were done in about 30 minutes. Maybe my slices were a bit thinner than yours x

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    3. OH I'm so pleased you liked them Sharon! Good point! Maybe I'll change the timings. It's a fan oven and I use a large oven not a small oven but I do think it depends on how thick the slices are. Thank you for trying the recipe :)

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  4. Ooo that looks delicious and like you say the cauliflower is certainly getting used a lot now that so many people are going grain free!

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    1. Thank you Vicki! Yes, sometimes I think grain free is the way to go considering the contamination of flours - as you have pointed out!

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  5. Love cauliflower - I thought cauliflower was already in league with kale to take over the world - or at least pinterest! so many great recipes using it and pretty as well when you roast it like that

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    1. Hi Johanna - yes I definitely agree with you! I LOVE Pinterest, I could spend hours there!

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  6. I love the sound of your Roasted Cauliflower with Paprika and Oregano, Vicky. I've seen Roasted Cauliflower recipes before but I haven't tried it because I was worried about it being flavourful enough. You've definitely solved my issue with these gorgeous spices! Love the sound of Steenbergs as well. I'm just off to check them out! Thank you for sharing with the Hearth and Soul hop. Pinned and will tweet :-)

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    1. Thank you April! I hope you found lots of products you like on the Steenbergs' website, I think they're range is fantastic!

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  7. Yummers! Roasted cauliflower is so good! I like adding lemon zest for a bit of tang.

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    1. Thanks Rika, the lemon works perfectly with the paprika and oregano! Years ago I wouldn't have thought about roasting cauliflower, funny how things change!

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  8. This looks heavenly! love all the flavours here and will definitely be trying this one.

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    1. Thanks Emma! I hope you like it!

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