Korean BBQ Cauliflower

Spicy cauliflower with Korean BBQ seasoning. Easy oven roasted cauliflower side dish.

I’ll admit, I’ve never had authentic Korean BBQ before. But I have now had Korean BBQ cauliflower and my life has been forever changed. By now, I think everyone knows that cauliflower is one of those sleeper veggies – sure, people are using it for cauliflower pizza crust and cauliflower rice. But I don’t think many people recognize how versatile and downright bangin’ cauliflower is in its own right. Especially when you season it up with a Korean BBQ spice blend.

First Things First – What Is Korean BBQ?

Korean BBQ has been winning hearts and tantalizing taste buds all around the world. This vibrant, sizzling, and delicious cuisine has moved from the bustling streets of Seoul to trendy restaurants in cities like New York, Los Angeles, and beyond. But what makes Korean BBQ so special? It’s the perfect blend of savory, sweet, and smoky flavors that creates a masterpiece in your mouth.

Admittedly, I’ve never been to a Korean BBQ joint – I know it’s probably incredible and I’m looking forward to trying it! But in the meantime, I’m currently in love with this Korean BBQ cauliflower. 🔥

Korean BBQ Cauliflower: A Healthy and Tasty Twist 🌿

So, how do we bring these knockout flavors home? It couldn’t be easier. Anytime I see an interesting new spice blend, I have to snag it. So I grabbed this Spiceology Korean BBQ rub at Costco about a month ago and I finally got around to using it. You already know where this is going – Enter Korean BBQ Cauliflower.

Cauliflower is like the chameleon of vegetables – it can transform into anything. When seasoned and roasted, it soaks up all the flavors, giving you all of that magic in vegetable form.

Why You’ll Love Korean BBQ Cauliflower

  1. Low in Calories: Trying to keep it light? Cauliflower is naturally low in calories, so you can indulge without the guilt.
  2. Nutrient-Dense: Packed with vitamins C and K, folate, and fiber, cauliflower is a nutritional powerhouse.
  3. Versatile: Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian, or just looking to add more veggies to your diet, this dish fits the bill.
Spicy cauliflower with Korean BBQ seasoning. Easy oven roasted cauliflower side dish.

Perfect for Meal Prep 📅

One of my favorite things about this Korean BBQ Cauliflower is… you guessed it… meal prep! We all know that life gets busy, and having delicious, ready-to-eat meals can be a game-changer. Here’s why this dish is meal prep perfection:

Make Ahead and Enjoy All Week

  1. Easy to Prepare: You can season the cauliflower ahead of time and roast it when you’re ready. The flavors only get better as they sit.
  2. Endless Serving Options: Serve it over rice, in a wrap, or as a topping for a salad. The possibilities are endless!
  3. Stays Fresh: Roasted cauliflower keeps well in the fridge, so you can enjoy it for several days. I’ve been known to eat it cold.

How to Enjoy Korean BBQ Cauliflower

Rice Bowls 🍚

An obvious, easy way to eat this Korean BBQ Cauliflower is to make a rice bowl. Start with a base of your favorite rice – white or brown riceI Add your Korean BBQ Cauliflower, some grilled chicken or steak, avocado, and you’ve got a whole meal. Top it with sesame seeds and chopped green onions and you’re looking mighty fancy!

Wraps and Tacos 🌮

Another fun options is to wrap the Korean BBQ Cauliflower in tortillas or lettuce leaves. Add some crunchy veggies like carrots and cucumbers, and maybe a quick pickle for some tang. This has been a favorite for quick dinners!

Salad Toppers 🥗

I absolutely love adding roasted veggies to my salads. This Korean BBQ Cauliflower makes a killer salad addition. It brings flavor, texture, and a bit of heat. Pair it with mixed greens and a light sesame dressing for a fresh lunch.

Spicy cauliflower with Korean BBQ seasoning. Easy oven roasted cauliflower side dish.

Bringing It All Together

Korean BBQ Cauliflower is more than just a lil’ side dish – it’s an easy way to bring the bold, delicious flavors of Korean BBQ home. Give this recipe a shot and let me know what you think in the comments below! ✨

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Spicy cauliflower with Korean BBQ seasoning. Easy oven roasted cauliflower side dish.

Korean BBQ Cauliflower

This spicy roasted cauliflower is absolutely addicting. It has the perfect amount of heat. Great with grilled chicken or steak!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • 4 cups cauliflower florets
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup Korean BBQ seasoning


  • Preheat oven to 400º. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, add cauliflower florets and pour in olive oil. Toss to coat. Add seasonings and toss until all of the cauliflower looks evenly seasoned.
  • Bake 20 minutes, tossing halfway to evenly bake.
  • Remove and allow to cool, then enjoy!
Keyword caulfilower, korean bbq, korean bbq cauliflower, oven roasted
Spicy cauliflower with Korean BBQ seasoning. Easy oven roasted cauliflower side dish.


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