Whole roasted spiced cauliflower

Good looking and good for you, this is our new favourite way to eat cauliflower.
Cath Muscat

If you’re looking for cauliflower recipes to use the new superfood for nutrition and health benefits, this spicy number works as well for either a side dish or main meal. 




Preheat oven to 200°C. Cut stalk, and most of coarse outer leaves, from cauliflower. Cut shallow cross in base of stalk with tip of knife.


Crush coriander seeds, cumin seeds, garlic and salt in a mortar and pestle. Add oil and stir to combine. Place cauliflower in a small roasting dish. Drizzle and rub oil mixture all over cauliflower.


Add water to roasting dish. Cover dish completely with foil and roast for 1 hour. Uncover and roast for a further 25 minutes or until browned and stalk is tender when pierced with a small knife.


Sprinkle parmesan over the top of the cauliflower and return to oven for 10 minutes or until melted.


Meanwhile, to make dressing, whisk all ingredients in a small jug.


Remove cauliflower from oven and transfer to serving dish. Pour dressing over and sprinkle with parsley to serve.

Whole roasted cauliflower recipe
(Credit: Cath Muscat)

Tip: Cauliflower can be roasted up to 4 hours ahead and reheated in oven. Drizzle over dressing just before serving.

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