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Roasted Air Fryer Cauliflower

Roasted cauliflower in the air fryer is quiclk and easy to make with crispy edges and so much flavor and texture.


  • 1 Head Cauliflower
  • 2 Tbsp. Avocado Oil
  • 1/2 tsp. Sea Salt
  • 1/4 tsp. Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Smoked Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. Ground Turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp. Sumac


  • Cut the leaves off the bottom of the cauliflower and remove bottom part of stem so it can sit on cutting board.
  • Cut cauliflower in half vertically.
  • Cut out core of each half and florets come right off.
  • Add florettes to large bowl.
  • Drizzle cauliflower with the olive oil and add all of the spices.
  • Mix thoroughly with hands or use tongs until the florets are coated in oil and spices.
  • Set air fryer to 390°F.
  • Add cauliflower to air fryer basket.
  • Preheating is not necessary. With my air fryer it took eight minutes without preheating. Most air fryers are probably going to take 12 minutes if not preheating.
  • Start checking for doneness after 8 minutes.
  • If you are using Instant pot, Vortex there is no need to preheat. Set timer to 7 minutes cooking time.
  • Turn cauliflower halfway through cooking time.


 Instant Pot Vortex, air fryer does not start counting down until preheated. That’s why cooking time is seven minutes.
Most other air fryers start counting down immediately so cooking time is going to be more like 11 to 12 minutes.