Holidays are on the way. This is the best time to start cooking some healthy and tasty snacks. And what better way to do it than to add turmeric. You are surely aware of all the benefits turmeric can offer for our health.
But, what if we told you that you could make an even healthier snack? This recipe is ideal for boosting the metabolism, preventing inflammation and even cancer. In fact, many people claim that this recipe is more delicious than you can imagine.
Here is everything you need to know about roasted cauliflower with turmeric.
Why Try it Out?
This roasted cauliflower and turmeric snack is rich in nutrients and amazing flavors. Furthermore, it contains antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins. As a result, it can boost the brain health, protect the heart, prevent cancer, and inflammation.
Also, the active compound in turmeric, the curcumin, has potent anti-cancer, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties.
Roasted Cauliflower and Turmeric Recipe
Here is what you will need to make this tasty and healthy snack.
- 1 tbsp turmeric
- 1 organic cauliflower head
- pinch of cumin
- 1 tbsp of coconut/olive oil
- salt and pepper
Start by preheating the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Next, chop the cauliflower into bite-sized pieces or florets. Place the pieces into a baking dish and add the turmeric, olive oil, salt, pepper, and cumin.
Mix everything well until all your cauliflower is evenly coated. After that, cover the baking dish with foil to not let the cauliflower dry. Next, roast it for 40 minutes. Lastly, remove the foil and let the cauliflower cook for another 15 minutes.
Now your snack is ready to eat. Enjoy!
Why Pick Cauliflower?
Are you wondering why you should roast the cauliflower? Well, you should know that it has some immense health benefits. It is a member of the cruciferous family of vegetables, and it contains a sulfur compound that might help with cancer.
Furthermore, according to some researchers, there is a possibility that the cauliflower may stop the tumor growth. Also, it might help control the cancer development.
However, no concrete evidence supports this claim. Moreover, researchers believe that by combining the cauliflower with turmeric, you can enhance its benefits. Plus, this vegetable contains anti-inflammatory properties which can keep inflammation in check.
In addition, it can help detoxify the body in various ways due to the antioxidants it contains. Plus, cauliflower contains a huge amount of minerals and vitamins as well. It is a great source of folate, magnesium, vitamin K, B6, phosphorus, fiber, potassium, manganese, etc.
Benefits of Combining Cauliflower with Turmeric
By combining the cauliflower with turmeric, you can get a huge amount of benefits. As Dr. William LaValley claims, these ingredients are universally useful for almost any type of cancer. So, according to various clinical studies, here is what this snack can offer for the body.
- keeps the cholesterol levels balanced
- helps with diabetes type 2
- inhibits HIV replication
- slows down the formation of tumors
- speeds up healing
- helps ease the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis
- Prevents low-density lipoprotein oxidation
- boosts bile secretion
- prevents fibrosis and pulmonary toxicity
- eases the symptoms of multiple sclerosis
- protects the liver
- prevents cataracts
- helps ease the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease
- Inhibits the platelet aggregation
- suppresses myocardial infarction and thrombosis
Do you love eating turmeric with cauliflower? If the answer is yes, then this is for you. It is a quick antioxidant and anti-inflammatory meal perfect for a snack, dinner or lunch. Besides, it takes only 5 minutes to prepare. Plus, only a dish of this meal can provide the body with the folate, vitamin K, and C that it needs.
Here is what you will need to make this healthy meal.
- 5 tablespoons of chicken or vegetable broth (low-sodium)
- 1 teaspoon of turmeric
- a pound of organic cauliflower
For the Dressing:
- 2 medium cloves of either chopped or pressed garlic
- three tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
- 2 teaspoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice
Cut the cauliflower into quarters and let them rest for about 5 minutes. This will release all the hidden health benefits. Next, chop the garlic and let it rest for 5 minutes as well. Heat the broth in a stainless-steel skillet.
Make sure to cook it on medium heat. Once the broth starts to steam, add the turmeric and cauliflower and cover it up. Let it cook for about 5 minutes, not more. Once the cauliflower has cooked well, transfer it to a bowl.
To add more flavor to your dish, mix the cauliflower with the rest of the remaining ingredients for the dressing while it is hot. Your meal is now ready!
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