Turmeric-Roasted Cauliflower

Serving Size: 8
Total Time:


  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 4 kumquat, seeded and chopped
  • 1 medium shallot, thinly sliced and separated into rings
  • salt
  • 1 3-pound head of cauliflower, cored and separated into 1-inch florets
  • 0.5 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 0.25 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 0.5 tsp white peppercorns
  • 0.25 cup chopped cilantro


1. Preheat the oven to 400°. In a small skillet, toast the coriander seeds and peppercorns over moderately high heat until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Transfer to a spice grinder and let cool completely. Grind the spices to a powder and transfer to a small bowl. Stir in the olive oil, garlic, turmeric and crushed red pepper.

2. On a large rimmed baking sheet, drizzle the cauliflower with the olive oil mixture and toss to coat. Season with salt and roast for 25 minutes, until the cauliflower is tender; scrape the cauliflower into a serving bowl. Add the shallot rings, kumquats and cilantro and toss well. Serve hot or warm.