Healthy Recipes

Baked Whole Cauliflower

There are so many ways to eat cauliflower: baked, broiled, steamed, raw, as rice…

This is one of my favourite ways to cook cauliflower as it is easy and it truly is a conversation piece.

You just slice it and eat it along side a green salad, bean salad and/or any meat of your choice.

It is also a wonderful dish for any vegetarian you are having to dinner.



Baked Whole Cauliflower

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Serves: 4 Cooking Time: 1 hour


  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1½ cups plain yogurt (I prefer coconut yogurt or you can use Greek)
  • 1 tablespoon oil (avocado, olive or Camelina)
  • 1 lime, zested and juiced
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder (less or optional if you do not like heat)
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder (sometimes I prefer nutmeg instead)
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 2 teaspoons Himalayan salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper



Preheat the oven at 400 degrees F


Lightly grease a baking sheet with coconut oil and use parchment paper. Set aside.


Remove the green leaves of the cauliflower and the woody stem.


Wash cauliflower and pat dry. Put aside.


Cauliflower Coating


Mix yogurt with the lime zest and juice, chili powder, cinnamon, garlic powder, curry powder, cumin, salt and pepper.


Place cauliflower on greased baking sheet and drizzle coating on top. Use a brush or preferably your hands to help coat the entire cauliflower.


If you have a small cauliflower and there is coating left over just refrigerate and use it to toss any vegetables you love and bake for another meal.


Bake for approximately 30 – 40 minutes depending on the size of your cauliflower. It should look golden brown.


Let the cauliflower cool for 8 - 10 minutes before cutting it into wedges.


Serve with a green salad, bean salad and/or a meat of your choice.


Cauliflower is a member of the cruciferous vegetable (or Brassicaceae) family- along with broccoli, cabbage, kale, Brussels sprouts... Cauliflower contains antioxidants and phytonutrients that can protect against cancer, fiber that helps with satiety, weight loss and a healthy digestive tract, choline that is essential for learning and memory as well as many other important nutrients. It is always important to eat your veggies, especially your cruciferous veggies!

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