Recipe: Sesame Glazed Cauliflower

by Cate on November 17, 2014

A unique twist on cauliflower, this Sesame Glazed Cauliflower makes for a simple and tasty side dish.

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Can I still call this Sesame Glazed Cauliflower if I didn’t add the sesame seeds?

I think so.

And so it was.

I am on an endless journey to find a cauliflower recipe that my kids will like. I have come close, but so far, no cigar.

So it’s a darn good thing that I eat cauliflower.

And you do too.

I hope?

Did you know the going rate for a reasonably-sized head of cauliflower is $4.99?


But in the grand scheme of things, you will likely have all the other ingredients on hand, so $5 for a side dish that can feed a small nation is not a bad thing.


But it’s true.

And, in theory, it’s cheaper because the recipe only calls for half a head of cauliflower, so now the side dish is down to $2.50.

Even better.

Mix a handful of ingredients in a bowl. Add your chopped cauliflower. Mix to coat. Roast in oven. Mix. Roast some more.

And eat.

It really is that simple.

And what do you get in return? Bites of cauliflower that give your mouth a one way ticket to Flavor Town.

Yes, I really did just become Guy Fieri for a second there.

But, for real. Every bite is so packed with flavor, you might almost not even realize you’re eating cauliflower.

Which, for some people, is a very good thing indeed.

You can find the complete recipe for this Sesame Glazed Cauliflower right here.

Hungry for more cauliflower recipes?
Cauliflower Fritters. Kind of like a fried latke. But without the side of guilt.
These Cheesy Baked Cauliflower Tots from Kalyn’s Kitchen were fun little bites to pop in your mouth.
If you haven’t made this ridiculously simple Three Ingredient Cauliflower Soup, you are seriously missing out.
This Buffalo-Style Roasted Cauliflower is one I keep going back to. So good and so easy.
This Roasted Cauliflower Spread is a riff off one that Sarah and I enjoyed at Tom Douglas’ Lola in Seattle.
Visually, this Spicy Whole Roasted Cauliflower is a showstopper, and I made it for a cooking challenge at the CIA recently.
If you haven’t had this Cauliflower Steak with Homemade Caesar Dressing, I don’t know how to help you.
This super simple Cauliflower Mac and Cheese is a great comfort food spin when you’re craving carbs and cheese.
These Cauliflower Bread Sticks were another great riff, and delish!
This Mock Shrimp Risotto was almost as good as the real deal.
Cauliflower Crust Pizza for fulfilling all your pizza loving dreams.
And lastly, Cauliflower Garlic Mashed Potatoes will satisfy your comfort food craving.
And if that isn’t enough to keep you busy, I have an entire Pinterest board dedicated to this very thing.

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Joanne November 18, 2014 at 7:57 am

I love love the sound of that glaze! Might have to throw some tofu into the baking pan to make it a one-pan complete meal!
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Sarah Walker Caron (Sarah's Cucina Bella) November 18, 2014 at 11:32 pm

Oh, that sounds amazing. I want to pile it on rice and dig in. Maybe with a little broccoli on the side. YUM.
Sarah Walker Caron (Sarah’s Cucina Bella) recently posted..Mini Pistachio, Walnut and Honey Baklava


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