Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Are you wearing your green? How about eating something green? We celebrated last night by making cauliflower popcorn with green cauliflower from our Bountiful Basket. I always love roasting our green cauliflower, but this time I was inspired by my RD friend Danielle Omar’s photo on Facebook of popcorn cauliflower.
It’s basically the same thing, just in smaller pieces. But calling it popcorn made the kids want to check it out. And check it out, they did. They devoured the bowl faster than if it was real popcorn. I couldn’t believe it! This was after dinner and a strawberry popsicle dessert. I tweeted last night about the kids eating it up, and I got a huge response asking for the recipe. Here it is!
-1 head cauliflower (any color)
-1 T. olive oil
-sprinkle of salt
-1 T. nutritional yeast (or parmesan cheese)
-any other seasonings that you like on popcorn
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Wash, dry and chop up cauliflower into small, popcorn-sized pieces.
2. Spread out onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and toss with olive oil and salt.
3. Roast at 425 for 25 minutes.
4. Remove from oven and toss with nutritional yeast or any popcorn-toppings that you like.
“Mommy, I want to try the popcorn!”
“Wow, that’s really good popcorn!”
“This is good, should we save some for you, Mom?”
“Maybe if we get up onto the chair, we can eat it faster.”
“Mmm, mmm, mmm. Good, good good.”
My kids are pretty slow eaters, so for them to gobble this up so quickly was a surprise! We will definitely be making cauliflower popcorn again soon.