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January 25, 2021

Balsamic Roasted Cauliflower and Sweet Potato

Balsamic Roasted Cauliflower and Sweet Potato is a simple dish that's filling and delicious. Completely plant-based, oil-free, and gluten-free!

Balsamic Roasted Cauliflower and Sweet Potato

Sweet potatoes are the best! They're one of my favorite foods - they taste amazing and they've got so many nutrients that are so good for you. Sweet potatoes have quadruple your daily value of vitamin A, plus fiber, vitamin C, manganese, vitamin B6, potassium, and more. So many good things in such a tasty food.

In this simple dish I jazzed up some sweet potatoes with balsamic vinegar and added cauliflower as a veggie. Cauliflower doesn't have much of a flavor on its own, but when you combine it with sweet potato, it adds a neutral flavor to balance out the sweet potato's intensity.

Cauliflower adds to the nutritional profile of this dish. As a member of the cruciferous vegetable family, cauliflower provides tons of antioxidants, as well as other vitamins and minerals. (Dr. Greger of nutritionfacts.org suggests we eat at least one serving of cruciferous vegetables per day!)

There are only a few other ingredients in this dish, making it a super simple, easy to throw together recipe for any day of the week. Let's jump in!

Balsamic Roasted Cauliflower and Sweet Potato

Recipe Features

  • Dietary needs — this recipe is dairy-free, plant-based, oil-free, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free
  • Perfect main dish or side — this dish is a great main - it has plenty of fiber to fill you up; you can also add a salad or protein for a larger meal
  • Easy as heck — chop, mix, roast, done - seriously, this recipe is very simple and requires minimal active time

Ingredients

  • Sweet Potatoes & Cauliflower: The stars of this dish.
  • Balsamic Vinegar: Make sure to buy a good quality balsamic - if you don't like the taste plain then you won't like it in this dish.
  • Spices: Cumin, thyme, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper.

Balsamic Roasted Cauliflower and Sweet Potato

How to make Balsamic Roasted Cauliflower and Sweet Potato

Step 1. Preheat the oven to 425. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

Step 2. Chop the sweet potatoes and cauliflower into bite-sized pieces. Place in a large bowl, add in the balsamic vinegar and spices. Stir to combine.

Step 3. Place the veggies on baking sheets and bake for 40 minutes, stirring halfway through. Enjoy!

Preparation and Storage

Preparation: If you want, you can pre-chop the cauliflower. I don't recommend chopping the sweet potato ahead of time as it can start to turn brown as soon as the skin is exposed to the air.

Storage: Store this Balsamic Roasted Cauliflower and Sweet Potato in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to a week.

Balsamic Roasted Cauliflower and Sweet Potato

Recipe Prayer

Jesus, thank you for healthy meals filled with vegetables, fiber, and flavor! Let us enjoy each bite and remember your gifts to us.

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Balsamic Roasted Cauliflower and Sweet Potato

Balsamic Roasted Cauliflower and Sweet Potato is a simple dish that's filling and delicious. Completely plant-based, oil-free, and gluten-free!

Author:

Elizabeth

Serves:

4

Prep:

10

min

cook:

40

min

total:

50

min

Ingredients

  • 2 Large Sweet Potatoes
  • 2 Heads of Cauliflower
  • 1/3 Cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 Teaspoons Cumin
  • 2 Teaspoons Thyme
  • 2 Teaspoons Garlic Powder
  • 2 Teaspoons Onion Powder
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. Chop the sweet potatoes and cauliflower into bite-sized pieces. Place in a large bowl, add in the balsamic vinegar and spices. Stir to combine.
  3. Place the veggies on baking sheets and bake for 40 minutes, stirring halfway through. Enjoy!

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September 23, 2021
Tracy Henry
Hi Elizabeth, LOVE you recipes. Please keep them coming. :)I was wondering, can you share what is the vegan chocolate bar you used in this recipe?
August 28, 2021
Henry (Hank) Mader
thank you for the oil free recipe. I'm getting introduced to wild Bolete mushrooms here in Colorado, and everyone sautes Bolete's in butter or olive oil. I'm on a veggie, oil free regimen for heart health reasons. and your recipe suggestion may fill the bill. I can't wait to give it a try.
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This is so fun! Loving your creamy photography :)
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This looks incredible! So yummy and pretty photography