This Moroccan spiced
cauliflower dish is the perfect combination of sweet and spicy, thanks to dates
and ras-el-hanout spice. Everyone will love this side!
Cauliflower is one of my favorite vegetables to experiment
with. It’s become one of the best loved vegetables, because it can easily be transformed
to pizza, rice, and even mac and cheese! While I love a good cauliflower crust
pizza, roasting it up whole is still so delicious.
This Moroccan spiced cauliflower recipe takes advantage of cauliflower’s neutral palette by packing the flavor! I used ras-el-hanout, which is a traditional Moroccan spice blend. It’s full of warming flavors like ginger and coriander. I also added fresh chopped dates and cilantro. The savory sweet profile of this dish is amazing!
Health Benefits of
Cauliflower is part of the cruciferous vegetable family, which also includes broccoli, Brussels sprouts, kale, and cabbage. This group of veggies is particularly healthy, because they contain plant-based compounds called phytonutrients. Cruciferous vegetable consumption and these phytonutrients have been linked to reduced inflammation and may protect against certain cancers.
Main ingredients in
Moroccan spiced cauliflower
You’ll need just a handful of simple, whole food ingredients
for this dish. I’ve also included easy ingredient swaps that would be just as
Ras-el-hanout: swap for 1 tsp each paprika, cumin, and ginger
Medjool dates: swap for golden raisins or dried cherries