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Healthy Oven Roasted Whole Cauliflower with garlic and herb is the easiest and delicious way of preparing cauliflower for a meatless party or holiday dinner. | #cauliflower #vegan #veganthanksgiving #lowcarb
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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
Course: Lunch / Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American Inspired
Servings: 4
Calories: 128kcal


  • 1 large cauliflower head
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro
  • 2-3 tablespoon tomato ketchup
  • 4-5 garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • ½ lime juiced
  • 1 jalapeno optional
  • 1 tablespoon 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.


  1. You can check the doneness of cauliflower using a long wooden skewer. It should pass through easily


Calories: 128kcal