Whole roasted cauliflower

Whole roasted cauliflower

Wow family and friends at Christmas with a spectacular whole roasted cauliflower. With festive pomegranate jewels, it's a great veggie main
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  • Serves: 6 persons



  1. Step 1

    Fill a large, lidded saucepan that’s big enough to fit the whole cauliflower with at least 3cm of salted water, and bring to the boil over a medium heat. Carefully lower the cauliflower into the pan, cover and cook for 3 mins. Remove from the pan and leave to steam-dry for 5-10 mins. Pat any excess water off using a sheet of kitchen paper.
  2. Step 2

    Meanwhile, heat the oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7 and combine the oil, herbs, paprika, garlic granules and a good pinch each of salt and pepper. Put the cauliflower in a deep roasting tin. Brush all over with the oil mixture, making sure you cover the bottom, too. Pour over any excess.
  3. Step 3

    Roast for 20 mins. Meanwhile, mix together the lemon juice, yogurt and a pinch each of salt and pepper. Chill until needed.
  4. Step 4

    Remove the cauliflower from the oven and baste with the oil in the tin. Roast for a further 20-30 mins until the cauliflower is golden and crisp in places. Drizzle with the yogurt sauce and scatter with the parsley and pomegranate seeds. Carve into wedges or slices to serve.