Cauliflower leaves are actually really tasty when roasted until crispy with a little olive oil, salt, and pepper. The stalks taste a bit like actual cauliflower, but the leafy parts taste kind of like that crispy fried "seaweed" that you get from Chinese takeaways. Really yummy! They’re great as a snack and eating cauliflower leaves means less waste. You're eating for the planet in multiple ways. Go you!

Crispy Roasted Cauliflower Leaves [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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  • Cauliflower leaves
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 392°F.
  2. Trim off the woodiest parts of the stalks (or don’t, but just don’t bother eating them).
  3. Wash the leaves. Pat dry and arrange on a baking tray.
  4. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Roast for 5-10 minutes or until the leaves are crispy.


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