Oven Roasted Whole Cauliflower With Garlic And Herb
Whole cauliflower head rubbed with garlic, cilantro, lime and spice mixture and baked in the oven to perfection. This exotic looking dish on the dinner table is a perfect crowd pleaser.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
- 1 large cauliflower head
- 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
- 2-3 tbsp tomato ketchup
- 4-5 garlic cloves
- 1 tbsp smoked paprika
- 1/2 lime juiced
- 1 jalapeno optional
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 3 medium tomatoes cut each into the quarter
- salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 400 F
Cut leaves and trim the stem flush from the bottom of the cauliflower head. It will help the cauliflower to sit flat on the casserole pan
Add fresh cilantro, garlic, jalapeno, tomato ketchup, paprika, lime juice, salt, and pepper into a food processor. Pulse the ingredients until they combine well to form a coarse mixture.
Rub the cilantro-garlic mixture on the cauliflower generously.
Place the cauliflower in the casserole dish. Drizzle some oil on top
Add tomato pieces in the pan.
Cover the casserole pan with Aluminium foil
Now bake the cauliflower in the oven covered for 45 min. Uncover and bake further for 10-15 min.
Let it cool. Then cut the cauliflower into thick wedges and serve with roasted tomatoes from the pan.
- You can check the doneness of cauliflower using a long wooden skewer. It should pass through easily