Roasted Cauliflower – We Heart Local BC

Roasted Cauliflower

Roasted Cauliflower

Recipe and photo courtesy of BCfresh
This stunning layered potato cake with fragrant saffron makes an impressive presentation at any meal.


  • 1 head BCfresh cauliflower, outer green leaves removed
  • 3 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 4 garlic cloves, divided
  • 3 sprigs rosemary, divided
  • 1 tbsp + 1/2 tsp kosher salt, divided
  • 1 tbsp tahini
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp poultry spice
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped parsley


  1. Preheat oven to 500F. Line a baking sheet with foil.
  2. Combine 10 cups water, 2 tbsp oil, 2 garlic cloves, 2 sprigs rosemary and 1 tbsp salt to a boil. Add cauliflower, cover, and reduce heat to medium. Cook until tender, 12 to 15 minutes. Remove to a cooling rack. Let stand 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, mince remaining 2 garlic cloves. Finely chop 1 tsp rosemary. Transfer both to a small bowl. Stir in tahini, dijon, poultry spice, paprika, pepper, remaining 1 tbsp olive oil, 1/2 tsp salt and 5 tsp water. Brush over cauliflower.
  4. Bake until cauliflower is golden-brown and crust has set, about 20 minutes. Garnish with parsley and serve immediately. .

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