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Garlic & Herb Crusted Whole Roasted Cauliflower
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr
This whole roasted cauliflower is slathered in a mixture of lemony garlic and herbs and baked up until tender crisp on the inside, and lightly browned on the outside. Serve it up as an impressive vegan centerpiece at this year's holiday celebration.
Course: Entree, Side
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 56 kcal
Author: Alissa
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley leaves, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh thyme leaves, or to taste
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 medium cauliflower crown
  1. Preheat oven to 425°.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together parsley, thyme, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, pepper and salt. Taste test and adjust as needed.
  3. Using a large knife, cut the stem from the bottom of the cauliflower crown, taking a bit off the bottom of the crown if needed, to get a nice flat surface so the crown can sit upright.
  4. Place cauliflower crown, cut side down, in a large baking dish or oven-safe skillet. Slather the top with olive oil mixture.
  5. Place on middle oven rack, making sure you've got at least an inch or two between the top of our cauliflower crown and the top of the oven. Bake until fork tender and browned on top, with a few charred spots, about 50-55 minutes.
Recipe Notes

Optional: Double the herb and olive oil mixture and save half of it as a dipping sauce for serving.
This recipe results in a tender-crisp roast. If you prefer softer cauliflower, try lowering the oven temperature a bit and cooking a few minutes longer.

Nutrition Facts
Garlic & Herb Crusted Whole Roasted Cauliflower
Amount Per Serving
Calories 56 Calories from Fat 33
% Daily Value*
Fat 3.7g6%
Saturated Fat 0.6g3%
Sodium 98mg4%
Potassium 251mg7%
Carbohydrates 5.4g2%
Fiber 2.5g10%
Sugar 1.9g2%
Protein 1.7g3%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.