Balsamic Roasted Cauliflower

By Nmami Agarwal     11-Feb 2019

Balsamic Roasted Cauliflower

Cauliflower enlists for a lip-smacking evening snack in most of the Indian homes. While mostly it is prepared by deep frying, this is a healthier version of the snack made by roasting cauliflower. It is coated with the delicious balsamic vinegar and black pepper. This recipe will make you fall in love with cauliflower for sure!

Nutritional Benefits:

Cauliflower accounts for the most amount of fibres which is required for keeping your digestive system healthy. It comprises of vitamin C which helps in boosting immune health and helps aiding weight loss. Balsamic vinegar contains acetic acid which promotes digestion and is also known to improve skin health. It helps in reducing blood sugar levels and cholesterol levels due to the huge amounts of antioxidants it contains.


  • 100 gm cauliflower (chopped into bite size pieces)
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • ½ tsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper (freshly grounded)
  • Salt to taste


Course: Snack Time
Calories: 77 Kcal
Proteins: 1.9 gm
Fats: 4.5 gm
Carbs: 5.5 gm


  • Preheat oven to 450 degree F. Line a baking dish with butter paper/ parchment sheet.
  • Take olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, red chilli powder and black pepper in a bowl and stir. Add cauliflower and toss to coat properly.
  • Spread the mixture onto the lined baking sheet.
  • Stirring occasionally bake in the preheat oven until the cauliflower becomes tender for 15-20 minutes.
  • Serve hot.


Over to you

This recipe is a perfect snack for the evening time. You can munch on this healthy snack and can add some more herbs according to your liking. This baked version of cauliflower makes the dish more interesting and delightful to eat.


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Nutritional Benefits

Beetroot provides you with fibre, iron, potassium, folate and Vitamin C which is good for skin and further act as an antioxidant. It can improve exercise performance, lower blood pressure and serve as a low calorie food. It can also improve digestion and help in weight management. Thyme is a Mediterranean herb and has been traditionally used to cure diarrhoea, stomach ache and sore throat.


2 small beets

Few sprigs of thyme

1 teaspoon olive oil

1 teaspoon lemon zest

Salt- as per taste

Calorie = 112 kcal
Protein = 2.8 grams
Carbohydrates = 14.8 grams
Fat = 4.7 grams
Recommended for- High Blood Pressure and Digestion
Course- Evening Snack


Cut beets into thin slices

Put them in a saucepan, with some water. Boil until tender

Next, light your charcoal or barbecue fire

Take a large piece of foil and lay the beets in them. Brush a little olive oil and top with thyme and lemon zest.

Fold the foil and twist the ends together. Punch small holes in the foil with the help of a knife or fork.

Leave it to cook for 15-20 minutes.

Once cooked, allow it to cool and then discard the charred skin.

Toss with salt and pepper, and serve.

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Beetroot is a wonder vegetable with goodness of many nutrients. Smokey beets give the dish a distinctive taste along with the flavourful thyme herb. Do try it out!
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