Spiced Up Cauliflower

Author: Karen Porter, RHN

For almost 30 years Karen battled severe IBS, & anxiety.

Forced to re-evaluate and take her health into her own hands, she started looking into alternative methods to help her heal where the traditional medical approach had failed. 

Karen’s health, and consequently her life, entirely shifted and she felt compelled to help as many women as possible to feel their absolute best!  


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.

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