This healthy Gluten-Free Vegan Roasted Cauliflower with Chipotle and Lime recipe is an easy side dish or appetizer to make with only 6 clean, real food ingredients and is also paleo-friendly, Lectin-Free and made with Medical Medium healing food ingredients!
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 even as an appetizer/snack.
And, I may or may not have been known to eat an entire batch by myself as a meal!
What Kind Of Recipes Can I Make With Cauliflower?
There are so many new recipes using cauliflower and cauliflower rice like these:
- Gluten-Free Vegan Mushroom Cauliflower Rice Risotto
- Gluten-Free Vegan Cilantro + Lime Cauliflower Rice
- Gluten-Free Vegan Basil Pesto + Cauliflower Rice Dip
- Gluten-Free Vegan Cauliflower Potato Salad
There are even recipes for mashed cauliflower, cauliflower pizza crust, and cauliflower buffalo “wings” just to name a few.
Would you believe you can even use cauliflower to make smoothie bowls and smoothies?
Yes, you can! 🙂
If you don’t believe me (it’s ok, I don’t blame you!) you must try my Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Cauliflower “Nice Cream” Smoothie Bowl.
I add frozen cauliflower to all my smoothies and smoothies bowls for three reasons:
- You can’t taste the flavor of cauliflower – at all!
- It adds an “icy” texture
- It adds extra nutritional value
Cauliflower is a good, low-carb alternative to white starchy rice and because it has a neutral flavor, it can adapt to different flavor combinations like this chipotle + lime recipe.
What Ingredients Do I Need To Make Roasted Cauliflower with Chipotle + Lime?
You don’t need but a handful of clean ingredients to make this recipe which you most likely already have on hand.
And you’ll feel good about making it because this easy, healthy recipe is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, nut-free, Lectin-Free, alkaline, paleo-friendly and contains Medical Medium healing foods.
- 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 Avocado Oil:*
- healthier cooking with a smoke point of 500 degrees
- may help reduce the risk of metabolic syndrome
- helps maintain healthy blood sugar levels
- provides protection from cardiovascular disease
- good source of vitamin E
5 Fast Facts About Limes:*
- aids in digestion
- fat burner
- contains more vitamin C than a lemon
- anti-oxidant and anti-biotic effects
- extremely alkalizing to the body
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 the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
How To Make Roasted Cauliflower with Chipotle + Lime:
The preparation for this recipe is really easy and the hardest/longest part is just waiting for it to roast in the oven.
- Prepare the cauliflower. I’ve used both frozen and fresh cauliflower and although frozen works, the fresh seems to come out better. Just cut the cauliflower into small bite-sized pieces after removing the leaves and stem.
- Prepare the seasoning. Here, you will mix the seasonings together in a small bowl. The great thing is you can customize them to your preference. I like chipotle ~alot~ so if you don’t like too much spicy or will be serving this to children. Just start with 1/2 tablespoon and add more if you prefer.
- Roast the cauliflower. I know it seems like a long time to roast the cauliflower in the oven, but it’s worth the extra time. The “slow + low heat” method will give the best results. You ideally want the cauliflower to be soft on the inside and slightly crispy on the outside. It only takes a few minutes to prep the recipe and get it in the oven so it’s a good recipe to make on a day when you have other things to do and can just leave them in the oven to slowly roast…there’s not really any hands-on time needed once they’re in the oven. I like to line my baking dish with parchment paper for easy cleanup.
Extra Tip: When roasting veggies in the oven, I prefer to use 100% pure avocado oil instead of organic extra-virgin olive oil especially since it will be roasting at high heat for a long period of time. I save organic extra virgin olive oil for recipes that don’t require heat, like salads, dressings, etc.
Want More Healthy Vegan Cauliflower Recipes?
Check out these:
- Gluten-Free Vegan Black Pepper + Turmeric Cauliflower Rice
- Gluten-Free Vegan Roasted Cauliflower “Steaks” with Lemon Dill Tahini Sauce
- Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Cauliflower “Nice” Cream
- Or my CLEAN EATING Cookbook with an entire chapter of 20 healthy, clean eating meal + entree recipes just like this one that you will love!
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