For this healthy cauliflower recipe, roasted florets are tossed in mojo, a Latin sauce that's gently spicy but can complement almost any other dish in your meal. If you can't find Cotija cheese, use another salty, crumbly cheese, such as feta.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2018


Recipe Summary

30 mins
50 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

  • Place garlic, 4 1/2 tablespoons oil and butter in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Reduce heat to maintain a simmer, cover and cook until the garlic is very soft, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool for 10 minutes. Transfer to a blender. Add tomato, orange juice, chipotle and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Puree until smooth.

  • Meanwhile, toss cauliflower in a large bowl with the remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons oil and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Spread in a single layer on a baking sheet. Roast, stirring once, until browned on the bottom, about 20 minutes.

  • Toss the cauliflower with the sauce and top with cheese and cilantro.


To make ahead: Refrigerate sauce (Step 2) for up to 1 day.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup
168 calories; protein 4.1g; carbohydrates 10.2g; dietary fiber 3g; sugars 3.1g; fat 13.3g; saturated fat 3g; cholesterol 6.9mg; vitamin a iu 133.9IU; vitamin c 69.7mg; folate 78.4mcg; calcium 71.2mg; iron 0.7mg; magnesium 23.1mg; potassium 452.8mg; sodium 284.9mg.

2 1/2 fat, 1 1/2 vegetable