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Mexican Roasted Cauliflower Recipe

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  • Author: Maxine Dubois
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x


This Mexican Roasted Cauliflower Recipe is made with cauliflower, chili powder, sour cream, mayonnaise, hot sauce, limes, cotija cheese and cilantro.


  • 1 head cauliflower, cut up into florets
  • 1 teaspoon of chili powder
  • ½ cup of crema Mexicana or sour cream
  • ½ cup of mayonnaise
  • 2-3 tablespoons hot sauce
  • Juice of one lime
  • ½ cup crumbled or grated cotija, feta or parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup of minced cilantro
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  2. In a large bowl, add the cauliflower and drizzle with olive oil. Toss in the salt, pepper and chili powder and shake to combine.
  3. On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, add the cauliflower florets. Bake in the oven for about 15-20 minutes. Watch closely toward the end.
  4. In the same large bowl, add the sour cream, mayonnaise, half the cilantro, half the cheese, hot sauce, and lime juice. Stir to combine.
  5. When the cauliflower is brown, add into the large bowl of condiments. Stir well to combine.
  6. Plate the cauliflower and top with the extra cheese and cilantro. Serve with tortilla chips.
  7. For Air Fryer: Add the seasoned cauliflower in the air fryer at 400°F for 15 minutes, tossing 2-3 times in between.


Leave the cauliflower for longer if you want a more charred cauliflower.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Sides
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Mexican