Affordable, tasty recipes for the whole family – to sustain your energy and suitable for those with diabetes.

Roasted cauliflower and broccoli

Serves 4

Ready in 45 minutes

Carb key: less than 30 g carbs per portion

Veggie side dish

The roasted flavour of two everyday ingredients combined with cumin makes this a special side dish. A low-carb veggie to fill your plate with.


300 g broccoli, cut into florets

300 g cauliflower, cut into florets

2 tbsp (30 ml) olive or canola oil

lemon juice and black pepper to taste

2 tsp (10 ml) cumin seeds or 1 tbsp (15 ml) ground cumin

¼ cup (60 ml) Rooibos tea

handful fresh mint or parsley


  1. Preheat the oven to 200 ˚C. Place veggies in a large bowl with the rest of the ingredients, except the mint or parsley.
  2. Toss to coat the veggies with the seasonings and place in a large oven dish.
  3. Roast for 15-20 minutes or until just cooked. Stir in fresh herbs and serve hot or at room temperature.

Serve as a green veggie with pan-fried, grilled or roasted fish, chicken or meat of your choice. Enjoy a big portion of this side and add a moderate portion of another starchy side dish. Choose any of the recipes from the side dish section.


  1. Add chickpeas to the veggies for a more filling side dish.
  2. Chilli or other seasonings like paprika or turmeric can be added to the veggies before roasting.

Nutritional information

Energy 504 kJ

Protein 4,3 g

Fat 7,3 g

Carbohydrates 5,3 g

Salt 0,1 g

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