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.
- 1 big head yellow cauliflower
- 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
- ½ teaspoon garlic granules
- 1 tablespoon fresh oregano (or ½ tablespoon dried), chopped
- ½ teaspoon red chili flake
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons water
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.
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.
Watch to Learn More:
|Amount Per Serving|
|% 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 %|
|* 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