I love this "Spiced Up Cauliflower" recipe! I make it at least every other week, and sometimes weekly! I adapted the recipe from Meghan Telpner. It's definitely a different spin on how you might normally enjoy cauliflower! I've never been a Doritos fan, but the spice combination, especially when you include the nutritional yeast, tastes like the seasoning on a Doritos chip! It's spicy (but now too hot) and cheesy! It's such a great combo. And to pack even more nutritional punch into the recipe, I add chickpeas or cannelini or navy beans. It adds protein, healthy fat and more fibre. You've got to try this! I know you'll love it too!

Course Side Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes


  • 1 head of cauliflower, cut into small florets
  • 1/2 cup avocado oil (or olive oil)
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 3/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1 can organic chickpeas, cannellini beans or navy beans rinsed and drained


  1. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and set aside.

    In a small bowl, combine avocado oil with all the spices and nutritional yeast, and whisk. 

    Put the cauliflower, and chickpeas (if using), into a large bowl and pour the spice mix/oil over top, blending until all cauliflower is coated. 

    Bake at 375F for 15 mins.  Toss and cook for another 10 to 15 mins.