Savor the Flavor: Vegan Black Pepper Cauliflower Recipe


Delight your taste buds with the tantalizing flavors of this Vegan Black Pepper Cauliflower dish. Bursting with aromatic spices and savory cauliflower, this recipe offers a mouthwatering twist on a classic favorite. Perfect for vegans and non-vegans alike, this dish is sure to impress with its bold flavors and satisfying textures.


  • 1 large head of cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper, freshly ground
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional, for added heat)
  • Fresh cilantro or parsley, chopped (for garnish)


  1. Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cauliflower florets, olive oil, black pepper, sea salt, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and cayenne pepper (if using). Toss the cauliflower until evenly coated with the spices and oil.
  3. Spread the seasoned cauliflower florets in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet, ensuring they are not overcrowded. This allows for even roasting and caramelization.
  4. Roast the cauliflower in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown and tender, tossing halfway through the cooking time to ensure even browning.
  5. Once the cauliflower is cooked to perfection, remove it from the oven and transfer it to a serving dish.
  6. Garnish the black pepper cauliflower with freshly chopped cilantro or parsley for a burst of freshness and color.
  7. Serve the dish hot as a flavorful side dish or appetizer, or enjoy it as a delicious main course with your favorite accompaniments.

Nutritional Information:

  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 100
  • Total Fat: 5g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.5g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 300mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 12g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5g
  • Sugars: 4g
  • Protein: 4g

Weight Watchers Points:

  • Each serving of this Vegan Black Pepper Cauliflower is approximately 2 SmartPoints on the Weight Watchers program. Adjustments can be made based on individual preferences and serving sizes.

Enjoy the bold flavors and satisfying crunch of this Vegan Black Pepper Cauliflower dish, perfect for any occasion or mealtime!