Turmeric Cauliflower Recipe

RECIPE: Turmeric Cauliflower

Written by: Vincent Pedre M.D. | July 3, 2024 | Time to read 3 min

Tomorrow is Independence Day! As we prepare to celebrate this joyous occasion, many of us are planning our BBQ menus and gathering with family and friends. Whether you’re hosting a big backyard bash or a cozy get-together, it’s the perfect time to enjoy festive foods that are both delicious and nourishing.

The Perfect Side Dish for Your Independence Day BBQ

Amidst the burgers, hot dogs, and classic potato salad, why not add a dish that stands out for its flavor and health benefits? This Turmeric Cauliflower recipe from The GutSMART Protocol is not only a crowd-pleaser but also a gut-friendly option that will leave your guests feeling great.

Perfect as a versatile side dish, it's sure to become the star of your BBQ spread. Whether served warm or cold, this dish brings a burst of flavor and a host of health benefits.

Why This Dish is Great for You

This Turmeric Cauliflower dish is not just tasty; it's packed with ingredients that are beneficial for your gut health:

  • Turmeric: This golden spice is renowned for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, which can help reduce inflammation in the gut and support overall digestive health.

  • Cauliflower: A cruciferous vegetable, cauliflower is high in fiber, aiding in digestion and promoting a healthy gut microbiome.

  • Nutritional Yeast: This ingredient is rich in B-vitamins and provides a cheesy flavor without dairy, making it a great addition for those with sensitive guts.

  • Olive Oil: A healthy fat that is gentle on the digestive system and supports the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins.

  • Lemon Juice: Adds a zesty flavor while also providing vitamin C, which can support immune function and gut health.
Tumeric Cauliflower


  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice, plus lemon wedges for serving

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast flakes

  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

  • 1 large head cauliflower, cut into florets

  • Chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish (optional)


1. Preheat the Oven: Set your oven to 400°F. Prepare a rimmed baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper.

2. Mix the Ingredients: In a large bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, nutritional yeast, turmeric, cumin, salt, and pepper. Add the cauliflower florets and mix until they are evenly coated with the flavorful mixture.

3. Bake: Transfer the coated cauliflower to the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 25 to 35 minutes, until the cauliflower is tender and golden. For even cooking, remember to stir the cauliflower twice during baking.

4. Serve: Once baked, serve the cauliflower warm with lemon wedges. Sprinkle fresh cilantro on top for an added touch of freshness and flavor, if desired.

Serving Suggestions

This Turmeric Cauliflower is incredibly versatile. Enjoy it warm as a comforting side dish straight out of the oven, or let it cool and serve it as a refreshing side salad. It pairs wonderfully with grilled meats, fish, or even as a topping for a hearty grain bowl.

Make This Independence Day Extra Special

This Independence Day, let’s celebrate not just our freedom but also our health. By incorporating gut-friendly dishes like Turmeric Cauliflower into your BBQ menu, you can enjoy delicious food that makes you feel great. Give this recipe a try and watch it become a new favorite at your festive gatherings.

Plus, take advantage of our Independence Day sale and enjoy up to 70% off on your favorite gut-friendly products and programs right here: 4th of July Sale .

Happy Independence Day, and stay GutSMART!

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