Roasted Cauliflower with Chipotle and Lime


This Roasted Cauliflower with Chipotle and Lime recipe is a must-have if you are a fan of chipotle, and you might be tempted to give it a try even if you don’t really like cauliflower.

It’s because you can’t really even tell it’s cauliflower with the spicy-smokey seasonings and the tangy flavor from the lime.

This recipe is really simple to make and it works well as a side dish or as an appetizer/snack.

There are so many new recipes using cauliflower now – cauliflower rice, mashed cauliflower, cauliflower pizza crust, cauliflower potato salad, cauliflower buffalo “wings” just to name a few.

Cauliflower is a good, low-carb alternative to white starchy potatoes and it can adapt to different flavor combinations like chipotle-lime.

Want more healthy side dish recipes?  Check out Spicy Turmeric Twice Baked Potatoes, Acorn Squash with Walnuts and Dried Apricots, Clean Eating Zucchini Boats with Creamy Garlic Sauce or my Clean Eating eCookbook with an entire chapter of 20 healthy, clean eating snack and side dishes just like this one that you will love!



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5 Fast Facts About Cauliflower:*
  • 1 cup contains 9.1% DV of potassium
  • 1 cup contains 85.9% of vitamin C
  • 1 cup contains 8.5% DV of fiber
  • excellent anti-oxidant
  • contains anti-inflammatory benefits

5 Fast Facts About Extra Virgin Olive Oil:*

  • lowers blood cholesterol levels
  • rich in anti-oxidants
  • improves bone mineralization and calcification
  • excellent protection from heart attack and stroke
  • contains anti-inflammatory benefits

5 Fast Facts About Chipotle:*

  • can help reduce cholesterol and triglyceride levels
  • can help lower the risk of diabetes
  • a thermogenic food to help energize metabolism
  • can help improve circulation
  • rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, magnesium and potassium

5 Fast Facts About Himalayan Pink Salt:*

  • contains 84 minerals
  • unrefined, unprocessed, raw
  • promotes stable pH balance in cells
  • controls water levels in the body
  • aids digestion and facilitates better nutrient absorption


*These statements have not been evaluated by Food and Drug Administration.  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

















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Tip #1:  I’ve used both frozen and fresh cauliflower and although frozen works, the fresh seems to come out better.

Tip #2:  I like chipotle ~alot~ so if you don’t like too much spicy, just use less chipotle than what I show in the recipe because it will be hot.

Tip #3:  I used to make it without lining my dish with parchment paper (as in the photos above) and it makes it really hard to clean the dish afterwards.  So I started using parchment paper and it makes clean up so easy and I included that step in the recipe.


Roasted Cauliflower with Chipolte and Lime (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Paleo-Friendly) The Healthy Family and Home


  • 1 organic cauliflower
  • 2 tablespoons organic extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon organic chipotle powder
  • 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon organic garlic powder
  • 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan pink salt
  • 1 organic lime


Step 1 Add the chipotle powder, garlic powder and Himalayan pink salt to a small bowl and stir until well combined.

Cut the cauliflower into bite size pieces and add to a medium sized bowl.

Drizzle the olive oil over the cauliflower pieces then gently toss to make sure each one is coated.

Sprinkle the seasoning mixture onto the cauliflower pieces and gently toss again to make sure it's evenly distributed and each one is covered with the seasoning mixture.

Add the seasoned cauliflower pieces to an 8 x 8 baking dish lined with parchment paper.

Bake at 400 degrees for approximately 15 - 20 minutes or until slightly crispy, tossing them about halfway through.

Squeeze lime juice over them before serving.

Best when served hot from the oven.



This recipe will make approximately (2) servings.

Recipe inspired by and adapted from:



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  1. says

    Hi, Karielyn. Thanks for trying the recipe with your own spin on it. I love chipotle chiles and have a recipe for pickled chipotle chiles that is out of this world. I would imagine the chipotles would add a nice smokey kick to the dish. The chile blend I use for this dish actually has some chipotle but 5 other chiles as well. Each chile has its own flavor profile and the blend really adds depth of flavor to the dish. I love your photo. It’s very whimsical but enticing.

    • Karielyn says

      Hi Rem! I am so glad you posted the original recipe because you have a non-cauliflower lover actually craving cauliflower almost everyday now lol!

      One day when I’m not being lazy I will try your chili blend because I love chili peppers and I know it would make the dish even more irresistible.

      I saw your picture of the roasted cauliflower and wanted to eat them so bad I just used what I had on hand at the time….couldn’t even wait for the next grocery trip 😉

      Thanks again, I really love the recipe 😉

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