Whole Spiced Roast Cauliflower with Herby Drizzle


This smoky, spicy, sweet roasted cauliflower with a zingy herby drizzle makes a perfect centrepiece for a vegetarian feast, a flavour packed side dish for a family BBQ, or the best vegan taco filling you can imagine ~ choose your own adventure ! 


For the cauliflower :

For the herby drizzle: 


Preheat your oven to 200c. 
Fill a small baking pan with water & place on the bottom rack of the oven, this creates steam which helps the cauliflower cook without drying out. 
Combine all the spice marinade ingredients in a small bowl, stirring to combine. 
Place cauliflower in a large mixing bowl upside down (core / stem facing up) & pour over half the marinade, jiggling the cauliflower gently to help the marinade get right through the centre. Flip the cauliflower so the florets are facing up & use your hands to massage the remaining marinade over the surface. 
Quickly move the cauliflower (core side down) into a cast iron skillet & place on the top rack of the oven. Roast for approximately 40 minutes, or until a knife easily pierces the centre, basting with pan juices occasionally. 
Whilst the cauliflower is cooking, combine all herby drizzle ingredients into a small bowl & stir to combine. 

Image & Recipe by Jessica Bull