By now, you have all heard of, or even made your own recipe for cilantro lime rice. So, this got me thinking. How could I make a Paleo and Keto version of this recipe? When I was presented with the challenge of using Kevin’s Natural Foods‘ “guilt-free” sauces to invent a vegetarian dish, I knew exactly what I wanted to create with his Paleo-Keto Cilantro Lime Sauce. So, I developed this recipe for Cilantro Lime Roasted Cauliflower. It is AMAZING!!!
In addition to Kevin’s Natural Foods Sauces being Paleo, Keto and Gluten-Free, I also enjoyed the fact that the sauces were so full of flavor, that I really did not have to add many other ingredients to develop flavor. There is so much flavor packed into each and every pouch.
Also, find out below, how I transformed this dish using leftovers to make Cilantro Lime Roasted Cauliflower Rice. Naturally, I paired it with my incredible recipe for Tomatillo Taco Shredded Beef using another one of Kevin’s fabulous sauces.
Enjoy this Cilantro Lime Roasted Cauliflower as a vegetarian main course, or side dish. Leftovers can be enjoyed up to three days in the fridge. You can even rice the leftovers and serve the next day as a side dish with your favorite protein (see below).
HOW TO PREPARE CILANTRO LIME ROASTED CAULIFLOWER
Heat oven to 400 degrees. Gently cut the leaves from the head of cauliflower. Try not to cut any of the florets from the head. Shave the core just enough so that it can sit upright in a cast iron pan. Rub the entire head of cauliflower with the light olive oil. Mix the kosher salt and black pepper together. Season the entire head.
Cover with foil. Place in oven to roast for 30 to 35 minutes. Remove the foil and brown for another five to ten minutes. Remove the cauliflower from the oven. With a brush or spoon, brush the entire surface of the cauliflower with Kevin’s Cilantro Lime Sauce. Be sure to generously coat every single floret. Place back in oven and allow to roast for an additional eight minutes.
TO FINISH AND SERVE THE CILANTRO LIME ROASTED CAULIFLOWER
Honestly, I did not even allow this beautiful Cilantro Lime Roasted Cauliflower to cool down. I immediately grabbed a knife and cut a generous pie shaped piece to enjoy while it was piping hot. It is so full of flavor. The browned bits on the bottom, you know where the sauce and olive oil married, was amazing. As mentioned earlier, serve this as a vegetarian main course, or as a side dish. ENJOY!
Serve leftovers the next day, as is. Or, transform into one amazing side dish for Cilantro Lime Roasted Cauliflower Rice. Cut the cauliflower into smaller pieces. Place into a chopper and grind into “rice-sized” pieces. Serve with your favorite protein. As an alternative, use as the base for my Tomatillo Taco Shredded Beef. This dish is so super comforting without the guilt! ENJOY!
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