Whole Roasted Cauliflower
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Serves: Serves 4
The humble cauliflower can take center stage at any dinner table, beautifully slow roasted and drizzled in your favourite sauce or gravy.
  • 1 medium head of cauliflower
  • 4-6 tbsp olive oil
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • Sauce, dressing or gravy of choice to serve
  1. Start by pre-heating your oven to 190 C/375 F before you prep the cauliflower. Fill a small pan or oven-proof dish with water and place it on the bottom rack of the oven to create steam - this will help the cauliflower roast nicely without drying out.
  2. Wash and trim your cauliflower, ensuring all the large leaves and hard core have been removed, but that the florets are still in tact.
  3. Drizzle 2-3 tbsp of olive oil on the the cauliflower, core side up to ensure even distribution. Massage it in using your fingers to get everything coated. Season with a hefty sprinkling of sea salt and pepper, then place on a baking tray or oven-safe dish and bake until tender all the way through (test with a knife) and golden brown - around 1-2 hours depending on the size of your cauliflower, strength of your oven etc.
  4. To get a nice golden brown you may want to "baste" your cauliflower with a little olive oil from time to time. Alternatively if your oven has a grill or broiler, you can use that for a few minutes before taking out of the oven.
  5. Serve on a bed of greens with your sauce, dressing or gravy of choice drizzled on top.
Recipe by One Arab Vegan at https://www.onearabvegan.com/2016/02/whole-roasted-cauliflower/