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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

1

Preheat the oven at 400 degrees F

2

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

3

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

4

Wash cauliflower and pat dry. Put aside.

5

Cauliflower Coating

6

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

7

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

8

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.

9

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

10

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

11

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

Notes

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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