Chef's Easy Cauliflower Popcorn Recipe Takes Snacking & Side Dishing to the Next Level by Chef Gigi Gaggero, Host of KSCU 103.3 FM LIVE Food Talk Radio S.F. Bay Area

Chef's Easy Cauliflower Popcorn Recipe Takes Snacking & Side Dishing to the Next Level

You may have tried cauliflower rice and cauliflower pizza crust, but now it's time for cauliflower popcorn. This easy cauliflower popcorn recipe is a healthy and delicious snack or side dish. It offers so many flavors, your taste buds won't know what hit them. 

Feel fee to experiment with this fun vegetarian recipe and make your own flavors, like chili lime or buttered garlic. The options are endless!

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 to 45 minutes
Total Time: 45 to 60 minutes

Servings: 6 to 8

Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower, cut core out and break into bite-sized florets the size of popcorn
  • 1/8 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt 
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric

Here's how to make it:

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Prepare two baking sheets with a nonstick baking mat and set aside. 
  2. Put the cauliflower florets into a gallon-size plastic zipper bag or large container with lid. 
  3. In a small bowl, combine the spices and oil. Mix to combine. 
  4. Add the oil mixture to the cauliflower. Shake until all the cauliflower is evenly coated.
  5. Spread the cauliflower onto the two prepared baking sheets and separate so the florets are not touching.
  6. Sprinkle additional garlic salt and adjust flavoring while on the baking sheet. Bake about 30-45 minutes or until golden brown. 

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Elisa Schmitz, 30Seconds
Oh, this is my fave appetizer at one of our fave restaurants! Excited to try your recipe at home, Chef Gigi Gaggero !
Meredith Schneider
Mmmmm Chef Gigi Gaggero! I LOVE cauliflower. Can't wait to try this.
Elisa Schmitz, 30Seconds
I made your recipe for popcorn cauliflower this year at Thanksgiving and it was a huge hit! I was looking for an easy, healthy vegetable side, and this was perfect. Everyone loved it. I also did a pan of popcorn broccoli and mixed them together for serving. Here are my pictures. Thank you for the inspiration, Gigi Gaggero . You are the best! Donna John

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