Something Different – Roasted Cauliflower

roasted cauliflower
Source PureWow Recipe roast the whole damn cauliflower
Fresh from UK’s The Telegraph news media is Roasted Cauliflower. I’m not a big cauliflower fan, but this looks and sound like a real winner.
It has a rather long list of ingredients that may not be found in many American kitchens.

Roasted cauliflower? Been there, done that. But roasting a whole head of cauliflower? This recipe has you slathering cauliflower in a spicy yogurt marinade and roasting it at a high temperature. The result is an amazingly delicious dish that’s as dramatic in presentation as it is easy in preparation. Serve it with a big green salad (we suggest lime juice and olive oil for the dressing) for an easy weeknight supper or your next “the vegetarians are coming to dinner” party.

Spicy Whole Roasted Cauliflower
Makes 6 servings — Start to Finish: 1 hour

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 head cauliflower
1½ cups plain Greek yogurt
1 lime, zested and juiced
2 tablespoons chile powder
1 tablespoon cumin
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon curry powder
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon black pepper

1. Preheat the oven to 400° and lightly grease a small baking sheet with vegetable oil. Set aside.

2. Trim the base of the cauliflower to remove any green leaves and the woody stem.

3. In a medium bowl, combine the yogurt with the lime zest and juice, chile powder, cumin, garlic powder, curry powder, salt and pepper.

4. Dunk the cauliflower into the bowl and use a brush or your hands to smear the marinade evenly over its surface. (Excess marinade can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to three days and used with meat, fish or other veggies.)

5. Place the cauliflower on the prepared baking sheet and roast until the surface is dry and lightly browned, 30 to 40 minutes. The marinade will make a crust on the surface of the cauliflower.

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29 responses to “Something Different – Roasted Cauliflower

  1. Neat idea. But I’ll probably simplify that too.


  2. I made this one over and over when cauliflower was in season: Just salt, pepper, garlic and parmesan — it’s the caramelized onions that make the recipe. (I didn’t find that the thyme added much flavor, but it did smell good while cooking.)


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  4. Making it right now. House smells great! Used rest of marinade for chicken thighs on the grill, later. We like roasted cauliflower with a bit of sea salt . Bet this will be delicious. If it turns out, I will blog it and link it back to you. Thanks!


    • Thanks for your visit and comment(s)
      Hope you enjoy your cauliflower. I’m looking forward to hearing what you think of this ‘different’ style cauliflower recipe
      Happy safe 4th of Jul4 holiday


      • The marinade was awesome on the chicken. Cauliflower was good but very spicy. I think I may end up having to eat the whole thing as it was not a big hit with the rest of the family! I served it on a bed of arugula and it really needed a citrusy vinaigrette as the WOW article recommended. Then I thought it was delicious. But still the only fan in this family!


  5. The color on the surface of is gorgeous. My husband likes cauliflower. I will make this for him. Tx ☺


  6. Hmmm, does not sound like the stereotypical British Bland. We purchased a cook book from Britian once. It had all sorts of curious ingredents. Our favorite laugh was over adding “one small swede”. We eventually figured out that this was a turnip, not someone of Scandinavian origin.


    • Thanks for your visit and comment(s)
      Your right in my experience most British foods are a bit bland and over cooked.
      🙂 Yes you do need a translator at times to determine what the British are referring to in their recipes..
      Hope you enjoy your cauliflower.
      Happy safe 4th of Jul4 holiday


  7. We had pan-fried cauliflower steak at a local hipster restaurant some time back. Excellent! In fact, I have threatened to reproduce it ever since. Maybe after we ship the grandkids back this week!


  8. Reblogged this on sliceofheaveninsweden and commented:
    This sounds easy and delicous. Roasted cauliflower?


  9. Seems weird to roast a cauliflower, but it does sound good. 🙂


    • I must admit that I have not tried this recipe but looks and sounds easy and different way to serve cauliflower. I think I will give this a try on the 4th of July BBQ
      Happy safe 4th of July


  10. How unique – I never would have thought of this!!


  11. WOW, that looks fairly easy to make. I have a cauliflower head ready for picking soon, will be definitely trying this recipe. Do you mind if I re-blog?


  12. This sounds divine – all I need now is a cauliflower!!


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