Cauliflower in Thyme Butter (Keto)

This is a lovely, simple idea to jazz up cauliflower. Be sure to trim the florets very small for maximum flavour, as we fry them in butter (yum) before finishing in the oven.

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Carbs 4g | Fat 14g | Protein 4.7g
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Cauliflower in Thyme Butter (Keto)

A delicious keto side vegetable option using small cauliflower florets cooked in a thyme butter. Packed with flavour and fibre! (For my UK readers, scroll to the end of the recipe to see image ads of the products I use.)
Course Side Dish
Cuisine General
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 as a side dish


  • 500 g (17.6 oz) cauliflower florets, trimmed very small
  • 60 g (2.1 oz) unsalted butter
  • 5 sprigs thyme, leaves picked
  • pink Himalayan salt


  • Preheat the oven to 170°C (fan oven). This is 190°C for conventional ovens (or 375°F / gas mark 5).
  • Trim the cauliflower into very small florets.
  • Melt the butter in a large non-stick pan or wok over moderate heat. Scatter in the picked thyme leaves.
  • Once the butter starts to foam and smell nutty, tip in all the little cauliflower florets and cook them 'stir-fry-style', stirring regularly until the florets are all coated in the thyme butter and start to caramelise (approximately 10 minutes).
  • Tip the mixture out onto a large baking tray.
  • Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes until the cauliflower cooks through and caramelises further.
  • Scatter over pink Himalayan salt before serving and any other fresh thyme you may still have kicking about.

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Calories: 156kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 4.7g | Fat: 14g

Cauliflower in Thyme Butter (Keto)
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Nutritional Information per serving
Calories                         156Kcal / 653kJ
Fat                                 14g
Carbohydrates               4g
Protein                           4.7g


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