Spiced whole roast cauliflower (10 mins prep/1 hour cooking)

spiced whole roast cauliflower

I have been wanting to try this all year and can now confirm that it really does work!  You cover a whole cauliflower with a marinade of Greek yoghurt and spices, roast it in the oven until it is brown then put it in the middle of the table so people can cut off chunks.  A unique, low carb/fat and delicious meal and it only takes 10 minutes to prepare then up to an hour in the oven!  Perfect for a mid week dinner.  Serve with a salad.  And don’t be put off by the the fact it looks a bit like a brain…

spiced whole roast cauliflower

spiced whole roast cauliflower

Spiced whole roasted cauliflower

1 medium head cauliflower
4 heaped dessert spoons Greek yogurt
Zest of 1/2 lime
1/2 – 1 tsp chilli powder (depending how fiery you like it!)
1/2 tsp ground cumin/cumin seeds
1 large clove garlic, crushed
1 tsp mild curry powder
Salt and pepper

Preheat the oven to 400°/gas mark 5. Trim the base of the cauliflower to remove the leaves and stem.  In bowl, mix the yogurt with the lime zest, chilli powder, cumin, garlic, curry powder, salt and pepper.

Put the cauliflower on a baking tray and use a spoon to spread the marinade evenly all over it.  Roast until the surface is dry and well browned, for between 45 mins – 1 hour.  Place on the table and let people cut off wedges.  Serve with a salad!


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