Roasted cauliflower is typically appreciated as a hearty Winter dish, however, it doesn’t have to be. With the use of different color variety cauliflowers, fresh lime juice, ginger, jalapeno, and mint, it will brighten your plate with the flavor of summertime. Most grocery stores carry at least one color cauliflower. The most common cauliflower in the grocery store is white colored. Other colors, varies from white, green, orange and purple.
You might be asking which cauliflower is best? There is no one color that is best! The different colors deliver different nutrients. Below is each color with its corresponding nutrients:
Orange cauliflower: Gets its color from beta-carotene as the orange pigment. This colored cauliflower is great for eye health.
Purple cauliflower: contains anthocyanin, an antioxidant which is also found in red cabbage and red wine. This is great for preventing heart disease.
Green cauliflower: is also known as broccoflower– part cauliflower and part broccoli. Sweeter in taste than white cauliflower and has some of the broccoli’s chlorophyll.
Don’t know which one to choose? Why not combine them all and create a colorful dish.
Benefits of eating cauliflower:
- Low in calories: 100g of cauliflower provides 25 calories.
- High in fiber: 100g of cauliflower provides 2g of fiber.
- Low carb
- Fights cancer
- Boost heart health
- Rich in Vitamin and Mineral: Includes vitamin C, K, B6, folate, thiamin, niacin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, iron, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, and manganese.
- Boost brain health
- Detoxification support
- Digestive benefits
- Rich in antioxidants
Cauliflower is delicious no matter how you prepare it. Raw, steamed, and roasted. This roasted mint lime cauliflower is easy to prepare, only few ingredient is needed and no special technique is required! Great way to impress your family, friends, and guest with this easy and colorful dish. And this dish is vegan and gluten-free friendly.
Note: This dish could be served hot or cold.