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whole roasted cauliflower

My cauliflower roast trumps a bird at the dinner table any night of the week! 

Keyword cauliflower, roasted cauliflower
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Author Lauren Toyota


whole roasted cauliflower

  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 1/4 C finely chopped onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 C olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped basil leaves
  • sea salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • truffle oil (drizzle on top after roasting)


  1. Leave the bottom leaves of the cauliflower in tact and trimmed the base so it can sit flat in a baking dish. Combine all the ingredients, except the truffle oil, in a bowl and pour over the whole head of cauliflower.

  2. Using your hands, rub the seasoning all over the cauliflower. Some people suggested I should have poured half the seasoning down the centre of the head from the bottom and tip it upside down to allow it to get in all the crevices, so try this if desired.

  3. Bake in a preheated oven at 400°F for approximately 45 minutes.

  4. If desired, drizzle with some truffle oil right before eating.