Rosemary Roasted Cauliflower and Grapes

By Amanda Paa – Updated April 23, 2021
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Ever had a guest or friend say, well I really don’t like “vegetable xyz” or “vegetables are so boring”…..? Well, I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Roast them and you’ll turn any naysayer into a believer. Roasting brings out the natural sweetness in vegetables and fruits producing a deeper flavor, and an oh so perfect texture.

Cauliflower is one of my favorite vegetables. It is extremely versatile and can take on a number of different roles like a pizza crust, a healthier version of mashed potatoes, or be the star of a silky smooth soup. I’m not going to lie, I like it each and every way, especially in this easy, rosemary roasted cauliflower side dish.

Rosemary Roasted Grapes and Cauliflower {paleo and vegan cauliflower recipe}Rosemary Roasted Grapes and Cauliflower {paleo and vegan cauliflower recipe}

This recipe was inspired by a delectable Grape and Brie Flatbread we serve at Swirl Wine Club.Shop.Bar in quaint little Afton, MN. (innocent plug, if you haven’t been there, you should!) Seeing that the flatbread is sadly glutinous, I love taking the thin slices of warm brie, dusted with lavender and rosemary, then topping it with a few grapes. Delicious.

This is a simple recipe that just needs a little love from the oven. The fresh rosemary blends with the crispy bits of cauliflower and the grapes shrink into sweetness. Eat this as a side dish or if you’re like me, have a main dish and then proceed to eat all of this, turning your meal into two main dishes.

Rosemary Roasted Grapes and Cauliflower {paleo and vegan cauliflower recipe}

*March 2017: photos updated, and video collaboration with Annie D’Souza

Rosemary Roasted Cauliflower and Grapes

Crispy roasted cauliflower with bursts of grapes and rosemary.
4 from 6 votes
Prep Time :10 minutes
Cook Time :40 minutes
Total Time :50 minutes
Yield: 4
Author: Amanda Paa



  • 1 medium cauliflower cut into small floret (pieces)
  • 15-20 grapes halved
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper omit for AIP
  • 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary divided
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil


  • Preheat oven to 415 degrees. Cut the cauliflower away from the core and rinse. Pat dry, then slice or break into small pieces. Halve the grapes and mince the garlic.
  • Add all to a large baking sheet. Sprinkle sea salt, black pepper. Mince one sprig of rosemary, add to pan. Drizzle olive oil on top of all, then toss to coat, directly on the pan. Spread vegetables out, so they are barely touching, if at all.
  • Roast in oven for 20 minutes, then stir to ensure both sides will get that lovely golden brown crust. Roast for another 20 minutes. Take out of oven. Chop remaining sprig of rosemary, and sprinkle on top, then stir. Serve.

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  1. Megan @ MegUnprocessed

    Sounds like a quick and delicious way to enjoy cauliflower and grapes.

    • amandapaa

      and one pan! we love it.

  2. Liz

    Such a beautiful dish! We used to go up to Afton Alps in junior high and high school to ski—such fun memories!

  3. Lauren Kelly Nutrition

    Girl, I am loving these flavors!! I can’t ever say no to anything with rosemary!

    • amandapaa

      the sweet and savory is such a great blend with each bite!

  4. Stephani @ In Fine Fettle

    This recipe is amazing. I just made it and I don’t know if it’s even going to make it to a plate. I may just eat it all standing over the stove. Incredible! I will make it again and again. :)

    • amandapaa

      Hooray! So glad you liked it Stephanie. I can’t WAIT to put the new pictures up of this recipe that I took last weekend. Much needed! xo

  5. Randy

    I hope this works. I’m a novice cook. My daughter makes this all look so easy. She’s actually made this recipe for me once and it was unbelievable. You should write a book!

  6. Judy

    How many grapes do you use? Does red grapes work better?

    • Amanda Paa

      Hi Judy! The recipe states 15 grapes, which you then cut in half. Red grapes are best. Enjoy!

  7. Millie l Add A Little

    Looks amazing Amanda – I love to flavour combination!

  8. amy@healthygrits

    Love the site! Thanks for linking to the cauliflower soup on healthy grits – this looks like another tasty cauliflower recipe I’ve got to try!

    • amandapaa

      Thanks Amy! I’m glad you found it! These cauliflower is melt in your mouth – report back with how you like it!

  9. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles

    So clean (not that it was messy before!) and cheery over here…love the new look! Cauliflower is a veggie I just hadn’t fallen in love with, until I tried a roasted version this past winter from Gourmande in the Kitchen. I fell hard! This recipe looks wonderful as well, especially since I have tried that flatbread at Swirl. Yum!!

    • amandapaa

      Thanks Brenda! The site is always a work in progress, but I do like this set up better. Just wish I was better at design. Your’s is something I strive to achieve someday! We should get together in Hudson or Stillwater someday after I am done with work once it starts getting nicer out!

  10. Kate

    The new site looks wonderful! So fresh and clean. I could eat cauliflower all the time (and practically do!) but now I’ve GOT to try this dish out. It’s amazing how a touch of sweet can make something so delicious.

    • amandapaa

      Thanks Kate :) Still working on developing the site, but I think it’s always a work in progress :) By the way – I feel fortunate to be around such great cooks, like you, who continually inspire me. :)

  11. Kelli

    Love your new site design. It’s all so clean and beautiful…gorgeous photography too.

    • amandapaa

      Thanks Kelli :) Miss you! Let’s plan something soon!

  12. Kelli

    This looks FANTASTIC!!