Roasted Cauliflower with Chili

Roasted Cauliflower with Chili & Refreshing Spinach Salad

Experience the best of both worlds with our mouthwatering roasted cauliflower with chili and refreshing spinach salad. Our roasted cauliflower packs a punch with its tender florets infused with zesty chili flavors, while the spinach salad brings a cool, crisp contrast. Featuring juicy cherry tomatoes, tangy feta cheese, and just the right amount of chili kick, these dishes complement each other perfectly, offering a satisfying and flavorful meal.

Spicy Spinach Salad with Chili


  • Fresh Spinach Leaves
  • Red Chili (Fresh or Dried)
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Red Onion
  • Feta Cheese
  • Olive Oil
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Honey
  • Salt
  • Pepper


1. Preparing the Spinach:

  • Wash the spinach leaves thoroughly under cold water.
  • Pat them dry with paper towels or a clean kitchen towel.
  • Tear or chop the spinach into bite-sized pieces and place them in a large salad bowl.

2. Slicing the vegetables:

  • Slice the cherry tomatoes into halves.
  • Thinly slice the red onion into rings or finely chop it, depending on your preference.

3. Preparing the Dressing:

  • In a small bowl, mix olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and honey in a ratio of 3:1:1 respectively. Adjust according to taste.
  • Season the dressing with salt and pepper, to taste. Set aside.

4. Spicing it Up:

  • If using fresh red chili, finely chop it. If using dried chili, crush it into flakes.
  • Add the chopped or crushed chili to the dressing mixture. Adjust the amount according to your desired level of spiciness. Mix well.

5. Assembling the Salad:

  • Add the sliced cherry tomatoes and red onion to the bowl with the spinach.
  • Crumble the feta cheese over the top of the salad.

6. Dressing the Salad:

  • Drizzle the prepared dressing over the salad ingredients.
  • Gently toss the salad to ensure even distribution of the dressing and ingredients.

7. Serving:

  • Once the salad is well coated with the dressing, serve immediately.
  • Optionally, you can garnish with additional chili flakes or freshly ground black pepper for extra spice.

8. Enjoy:

  • Serve the spicy spinach salad as a refreshing side dish or as a light meal on its own.
  • Pair it with grilled chicken or fish for a complete and satisfying meal.

Note: Adjust the amount of chili according to your preference for spiciness. You can also customize this salad by adding other ingredients, such as avocado, nuts, or grilled vegetables.

Spicy Roasted Cauliflower with Chili


  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-2 red chilies (fresh or dried), chopped
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • Fresh parsley or cilantro, for garnish (optional)


1. Preheat the Oven:

  • Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C).

2. Prepare the Cauliflower:

  • Wash the cauliflower head and pat it dry with a kitchen towel.
  • Remove the outer leaves and cut the cauliflower into bite-sized florets. Place them in a large mixing bowl.

3. Prepare the Seasoning:

  • In a small bowl, mix together the olive oil, minced garlic, chopped red chilies, paprika, cumin, salt, and black pepper. Adjust the amount of chili according to your desired level of spiciness.

4. Coat the Cauliflower:

  • Pour the seasoning mixture over the cauliflower florets in the mixing bowl.
  • Use your hands or a spoon to toss the cauliflower until it is evenly coated with the seasoning.

5. Roast the Cauliflower:

  • Spread the seasoned cauliflower florets in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
  • Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and roast the cauliflower for 20-25 minutes, or until it is golden brown and tender, stirring halfway through the cooking time for even roasting.

6. Garnish and Serve:

  • Once the cauliflower is roasted to perfection, remove it from the oven.
  • Transfer the roasted cauliflower to a serving dish and garnish with fresh parsley or cilantro, if desired.

7. Enjoy:

  • Serve the spicy roasted cauliflower as a flavorful side dish or appetizer.
  • You can also enjoy it as a healthy snack or add it to salads, wraps, or bowls for extra flavor and texture.

Note: Feel free to customize this recipe by adding other spices or herbs according to your taste preferences. You can also experiment with different types of chili peppers for varying levels of heat. Adjust the roasting time as needed to achieve your desired level of crispiness.