Simple Recipes – Cauliflower Crunch

Registered Dietitian Susan Dopart sent me this recipe from her recent book A Recipe for Life by the Doctor’s Dietitian. A great way for children to enjoy vegetables.

Servings – 4
Prep Time – 10 minutes
Cooking Time – 10 minutes


  • Large head cauliflower (regular or colorful variety)
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened coconut
  • ⅓ cup chopped pecans or almonds


Clean and cut cauliflower into flowerets.  Place into pot of boiling water and let cook, approximately 2 minutes.

Drain and pat dry.  Place florets close together in tin-foiled lined pan and drizzle with butter.  Cover with coconut and nuts.

Place under broiler until toasty brown, about 5 to 10 minutes.  Important to watch and rotate for even cooking.

Variation: You can microwave cauliflower if short on time.

Per serving nutrition information – Calories 107, Protein 3 g, Total Carbs 6 g, Total Fat 8 g, Fiber 3 g, Sodium 44 mg

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1 comment

  1. Danielle Omar

    What an interesting way to to make cauliflower! I’ve been roasting it for years, but the addition of the coconut and nuts sounds like a great twist.

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