Roasted Cauliflower and Grapes Recipe

Did you know cauliflower pairs particularly well with grapes? Those who are well-versed in Mediterranean cuisine are probably nodding their heads, but for the uninitiated, it’s worth  a try. But there’s a bit more to it — not only do you need to roast them, you need the seasoning that brings it all together. In this case, that would be the time-tested combination of paprika, cumin, thyme, olive oil, and a bit of fresh parsley on top. Slightly sweet, very savory, and utterly satisfying in a way that is a refreshing break from the ordinary. And since you’re using Taylor Farms Cauliflower Florets, your prep work is basically almost nothing.

Total TIME 40-45 minutes
SERVINGS 3 servings


  • 1 bag Taylor Farms Cauliflower Florets
  • 2 cups seedless red grapes
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil, separated
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (optional)


  1. Preheat your oven to 425°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cauliflower florets, 2 Tbsp olive oil, paprika, cumin, salt, and pepper. Toss until the cauliflower is evenly coated with the seasoning. Spread the seasoned cauliflower in a single layer on the baking sheet.
  3. In another mixing bowl, combine the grapes, 1 Tbsp olive oil, fresh thyme leaves, salt, and pepper. Toss gently to coat the grapes with the oil and seasonings. Place the seasoned grapes on the baking sheet, making sure they are in a single layer.
  4. Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and roast for 20-25 minutes. The cauliflower should become tender and develop some browning on the edges, while the grapes will become soft and slightly caramelized. Toss them gently on the sheet every few minutes for even roasting.
  5. Once the grapes and cauliflower are roasted to your desired level of tenderness and caramelization, remove them from the oven.
  6. Gently combine the roasted grapes and cauliflower, letting their flavors mingle. Garnish with freshly chopped parsley, if desired, for a burst of color and flavor. Enjoy!

Cauliflower: What Can’t it Do?

At this point, it’s safe to say cauliflower can be paired with pretty much anything. And that’s a good thing! Here are a few more suggestions for innovative (and supremely tasty) cauliflower pairings for good measure: 

  • Cauliflower and Dill Pickles: For a zesty, crunchy pairing, try pickled cauliflower. Marinate cauliflower florets with your favorite brine — alongside traditional dill pickles and plenty of garlic cloves — to enjoy a delightful mix of textures and flavors that’s perfect for snacking or adding to sandwiches and even salads.
  • Cauliflower and Pear Salad: Combine roasted cauliflower florets with thinly sliced pears, arugula, and crumbled blue cheese. Drizzle with a honey mustard vinaigrette for a fantastic balance of sweet, savory, and tangy flavors.
  • Cauliflower and Dates: The sweetness of dates contrasts beautifully with the savory notes of roasted cauliflower. Toss cauliflower florets with olive oil, cumin, and paprika, then sprinkle chopped dates over the top for a harmonious blend of sweet and savory.
  • Cauliflower and Feta-Stuffed Peppers: Combine roasted cauliflower with crumbled feta, fresh herbs, and cooked quinoa, then stuff bell peppers with this mixture and bake until the peppers are tender. 
  • Cauliflower and Blueberry Smoothie: Believe it or not, cauliflower’s mild flavor and creamy texture make it a perfect addition to smoothies. Blend frozen cauliflower florets with blueberries, Greek yogurt, honey, and a hint of cinnamon for a nutritious and surprising twist on a classic smoothie.

These enticing pairings and combinations showcase the endless possibilities of cauliflower in both savory and sweet dishes. Don’t be afraid to experiment and let your creativity shine in the kitchen with this ever-versatile vegetable!

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