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Lemon Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower (Paleo, Whole30, AIP, Keto, Vegan)

This Lemon Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower dish is a flavorful and delicious side for everyday or for the holidays, and caters to all dietary needs: paleo, Whole30, AIP, keto, and vegan!

Lemon Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower

Cauliflower has been having a moment in the health food world and blogs. We are using it as rice, in gnocchi, in cheese, as risotto, and even as oats. I’ve been so focused on trying to be creative with this amazing versatile vegetable that I totally forgot about how delicious it is in its pure original form!

Lemon Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower Recipe

So I decided to bring it back with this Lemon Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower recipe. There’s something so delicious about the combination of lemon and turmeric so I decided to infuse that flavor into this savory and addicting side dish. I know it says it’s 4 servings, but I may or may not have eaten the whole thing in one sitting after making these. They are that good!

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How to Make the Best Tasting Roasted Cauliflower

After roasting them for years, I’ve found that there are several tricks to making the tastiest cauliflower that’s evenly cooked with the best texture that’s crispy and not mushy:

  • When you cut them into florets, try to make them all similar in size to ensure even cooking.
  • If you wash the cauliflower before cooking, make sure they are dry before adding seasoning.
  • Toss with oil and seasoning in a separate bowl to make sure they are evenly coated.
  • Roast in an even single layer without crowding the pan. Use two pans if you need to.
  • Many ovens heat unevenly so make sure to turn the pan halfway through cooking.

These tips are pretty simple and easy to follow so make sure to not skip out on them. I promise – they really do make a difference!

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Lemon Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower (Paleo, Whole30, AIP, Keto, Vegan)

Course: Side Dish
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 107 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

This Lemon Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower dish is a flavorful and delicious side for everyday or for the holidays, and caters to all dietary needs: paleo, Whole30, AIP, keto, and vegan!

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Ingredients

  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley

Lemon Turmeric Dressing

  • 3 tbsp avocado oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. 

  2. Chop the cauliflower into bite-sized florets, making sure that the florets are similar in size. 

  3. Whisk together all ingredients for the lemon turmeric dressing. 

  4. Place the cauliflower florets in a large bowl, and toss with the dressing. 

  5. Spread out the cauliflower on a baking sheet in a single layer. 

  6. Roast in the oven for 20-25 minutes until tender and golden brown, turning the pan halfway through. 

  7. Sprinkle with chopped parsley before serving. 

Nutrition Facts
Lemon Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower (Paleo, Whole30, AIP, Keto, Vegan)
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 107 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 300mg 13%
Potassium 113mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Vitamin A 3.2%
Vitamin C 23.1%
Calcium 1.3%
Iron 2.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Paleo & Whole30 Ranch Dressing (Keto)

Making your own Paleo & Whole30 Ranch Dressing is so easy and quick, and so much tastier and healthier than the store-bought version. Pour it on salads or meats, or use as a dip or a marinade!

Whole30 Ranch Dressing

You know, if I knew that making your own Whole30 ranch dressing at home was this quick and easy, I would’ve started doing it way earlier! I think this may be my new favorite go-to dressing for everything.

Paleo & Whole30 Ranch Dressing Recipe

All you need to make this paleo and Whole30 ranch dressing, besides the ingredients, is an immersion blender. Not only is it the best tool for making an egg-based creamy sauce or mayonnaise, I love how easy it is to clean up than when you use a regular blender.

In this recipe, a combination of an egg, avocado oil, coconut milk, and yummy spices are combined together to make America’s favorite dressing, and my picky husband said it might be better than the store-bought version he’s been eating!

Whole30 Ranch Dressing

Why I Don’t Buy Store Bought Ranch

Ranch is my husband’s favorite dressing so he’ll buy it for himself sometimes, but I personally never eat or touch the store bought version. The ones from the most popular brands are made with inflammatory vegetable oils which contain trans fat and are known to cause so many health issues.

There’s an incredible amount of processing to make soybean, corn, and canola oils, and most of them are already oxidized and rancid by the time they hit the shelves. This causes them to be highly inflammatory to the body, and it’s best to avoid them if you can.

Instead, in my paleo & Whole30 ranch dressing, I use avocado oil, which is much healthier and more stable, all while having a neutral flavor!

Ways to Enjoy This Paleo & Whole30 Ranch Dressing

There are so many ways to use Whole30 ranch dressing, and it’s a versatile condiment that goes with almost all savory dishes. Here are some ideas:

  • Drizzled over salads (duh)
  • As a dip for veggies and crackers
  • As a marinade
  • Drizzled over meat dishes
  • As a dip for wings and coconut chicken
  • With fries

The possibilities are endless! Did I miss anything? Comment below: how would you enjoy this paleo & Whole30 ranch dressing?

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Paleo & Whole30 Ranch Dressing

Course: Condiment, Sauce
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Blending time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 117 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

Making your own Paleo & Whole30 Ranch Dressing is so easy and quick, and so much tastier and healthier than the store-bought version. Pour it on salads or meats, or use as a dip or a marinade!

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Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup avocado oil
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh chives
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh dill
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 garlic clove

Equipment

  • Immersion blender

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a glass jar with a mouth just wide enough to fit the head of the immersion blender.

  2. Slowly lower the blender in to jar until it hits the bottom.

  3. Turn on the blender and let it run without moving until you see a white creamy cloud start forming from the bottom. It will rise up as the oil get slowly incorporated into the mixture.

  4. When most of the oil is blended in to the cloud, slowly lift the blender up while it's running.

  5. Lift the blender out of the jar. 

  6. Use the ranch dressing as a dip, marinade, or drizzle over salads and meats!

Nutrition Facts
Paleo & Whole30 Ranch Dressing
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 117 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 135mg 6%
Potassium 22mg 1%
Vitamin A 2.3%
Vitamin C 3.2%
Calcium 0.5%
Iron 1.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Regarding other affiliate links and affiliate relationships: In order for me to support my blogging activities, I may receive monetary compensation or other types of remuneration for my endorsement, recommendation, testimonial and/or link to any products or services from this blog. Thank you for your support and understanding.

Refreshing Paleo Vegan Dill Cucumber Salad (Whole30 & AIP Option)

This Paleo Vegan Dill Cucumber Salad comes together in 5 minutes, and it’s a crunchy and refreshing side dish to any meal! Whole30 and AIP options available.

Most days of the week, my philosophy on side dishes is, “Whatever’s the easiest and quickest, while being healthy.” It usually doesn’t take too much effort to make veggies delicious and flavorful, especially when you buy high quality produce that’s local and organic.

Paleo Vegan Dill Cucumber Salad Recipe

This Paleo Vegan Dill Cucumber Salad fits the bill perfectly and it’s so refreshing on a hot day. It’s so simple and and easy, and it literally takes only 5 minutes from start to finish. I think I make it about 3-4 times a week because my husband and I both love it and it’s just so quick to throw together that it makes my job so easy.

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For That Extra Refreshing Crunch…

When it comes to cucumber salads, the crunchier, the better in my opinion. And if you like yours extra extra crunchy like me, use pickling cucumbers like kirby in this recipe! Pickling cucumbers are firmer, extra crunchy, and mild in flavor, so they are perfect for soaking up the dressing and spices without losing the texture.

Even if you aren’t serving this Paleo Vegan Dill Cucumber Salad right away and you let it sit in the fridge to let it pickle more, the cucumbers will soften a bit but it will still retain that refreshing and satisfying crunch way better than standard cucumbers.

I prefer this salad eaten right away, but we’ve saved leftovers for 3 days and it still tastes really yummy. The cucumbers will wilt and pickle more the longer it sits, while sweating out more juice as well, so you can drain it before serving if that happens.

Paleo Vegan Dill Cucumber Salad

Whole30 or AIP Options

This recipe is so versatile and you can adjust it according to your dietary restrictions without affecting the flavor too much. If you are doing the Whole30 challenge, just leave out the coconut sugar. If you are AIP, all you have to do is omit the ground black pepper.

It’s so easy to add ingredients or spices if you are feeling adventurous. I’ve added sliced olives, grated carrots, or red pepper flakes to this Paleo Vegan Dill Cucumber Salad, and it turns out yummy every time with these small variations!

Paleo Vegan Dill Cucumber Salad

Refreshing Paleo Vegan Dill Cucumber Salad (Whole30 & AIP Optional)

Course: Salad, Side Dish
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 24 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

This Paleo Vegan Dill Cucumber Salad comes together in 5 minutes, and it's a crunchy and refreshing side dish to any meal! Whole30 and AIP options available. 

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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Use a mandolin or a sharp knife to cut the cucumbers into thin slices.

  2. Place in a large bowl. 

  3. Add the rest of the ingredients and toss together gently.

  4. Serve immediately, or chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve. It will pickle and sweat more the longer it sits. 

Nutrition Facts
Refreshing Paleo Vegan Dill Cucumber Salad (Whole30 & AIP Optional)
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 24
% Daily Value*
Sodium 586mg 24%
Potassium 174mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Vitamin A 1.9%
Vitamin C 5.6%
Calcium 1.9%
Iron 1.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Regarding other affiliate links and affiliate relationships: In order for me to support my blogging activities, I may receive monetary compensation or other types of remuneration for my endorsement, recommendation, testimonial and/or link to any products or services from this blog. Thank you for your support and understanding.