Whole Roasted Argentinian Cauliflower – Oil-Free Recipe

Whole Roasted Yellow Cauliflower with Oil-Free Chimichurri

Advanced |  Servings: 4  |  Ready In: 5  minutes |  Yield: 1 head cauliflower

Whole Roasted Cauliflower has become the new glory child in the plant-based world, and it’s no wonder. This beautiful vegetable makes a gorgeous presentation with satisfying vegan flavor. After experimenting with a few techniques, this is my ultimate oil-free recipe.  Boil the cauliflower first to make it tender.  Then roast it at a very high temperature to add some char.  Serve with Oil-Free Argentinian Chimichurri Sauce and Oil-Free Roasted Rosemary Garlic Potatoes for an impressive dinner.


How it’s Done:

Preheat your oven to 550F.

To make the Whole Roasted Argentinian Cauliflower:  Bring a large pot of water to a boil.  Remove any leaves from the cauliflower and place in the boiling water.  Boil for 10-15 minutes, until the thickest part of the stalk is knife-glide tender.  Drain and set aside to let cool.

In a small bowl combine nutritional yeast, garlic, oregano, red chili, salt, and water.  Use a fork to combine, until you get a thick yellow paste.  When the cauliflower is cool enough to handle, place it in a square metal baking dish.  Use your hands to spread the paste all over the cauliflower.  Get into as many nooks and crannies as you can.

Add a 1/4 cup of water to the bottom of the baking dish.  Roast at 550F for 15-18 minutes, until you get brown char marks.  Remove from the oven and serve.

Serve with Oil-Free Argentinian Chimichurri Sauce and Oil-Free Roasted Rosemary Garlic Potatoes for an impressive dinner.

Serve with fresh Chimichurri for bright, delious flavor

Chef’ Katie’s Tips

Yellow Cauliflower: The golden color of this vegetable brings out the golden and black char from roasting.  You can also just use regular white cauliflower

Oil-Free Mission: I’m on a mission to get rid of empty calories, and oil is the most calorie-dense food. In this recipe, a paste from nutritional yeast and water helps coat the cauliflower.  You can eat the entire head of cauliflower for only 204 calories.

Metal Baking Dish:  Be sure to use a metal baking dish.  Most glass bakeware can’t go about 450F in the oven, but metal can sustain the higher temperature in this recipe.

Raw Version: Instead of boiling and roasting the cauliflower, dehydrate it at 115F for at least 2 hours.

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Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts
Servings 4.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 51
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1 g 1 %
Saturated Fat 0 g 1 %
Monounsaturated Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0 %
Sodium 190 mg 8 %
Potassium 640 mg 18 %
Total Carbohydrate 9 g 3 %
Dietary Fiber 4 g 15 %
Sugars 3 g
Protein 4 g 9 %
Vitamin A 1 %
Vitamin C 118 %
Calcium 6 %
Iron 7 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA

Shopping and Gear List

    • Frontier Culinary Spices Garlic Granules, 2.7-Ounce Bottle
  • Bragg Premium Nutritional Yeast Seasoning 4.5 Ounce
  • Red Pepper Flakes – 1/4 Pound (4 Ounces ) – Crushed Red Chili 40K Units Heat


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