Whole Roasted Baby Cauliflower Recipe

Whole Roasted Baby Cauliflower Recipe

How To Make Whole Roasted Baby Cauliflower

Perfect appetizer for laid back Sundays, this roasted baby cauliflower is boiled in salted water and roasted for a golden brown outside with a soft inside.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 40 minutes
Total: 45 minutes



  • 1head cauliflower with leaves
  • 2galwater
  • ¼cupcourse sea salt,or kosher salt
  • 1tbspbest-quality extra-virgin olive oil,divided
  • Tahini,optional


  1. Preheat oven to 550 degrees F with oven rack in center of oven. Trim stem of cauliflower, keeping leaves intact, so it will sit level on a sheet pan.

  2. Bring 2 gallons of water to a boil in a large pot over high heat. Stir in salt until dissolved.

  3. Add the cauliflower, placing something over the cauliflower to keep it submerged.

  4. Boil for about 12 to 13 minutes until very tender.

  5. Carefully lift the cauliflower from water and drain. Transfer to the sheet pan, stem side down.

  6. Brush the cauliflower with olive oil all over. Sprinkle remaining sea salt and bake in the preheated oven for about 25 to 35 minutes until browned.

  7. Broil for about 2 minutes. Serve hot.


  • Calories: 63.45kcal
  • Fat: 3.75g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.64g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.51g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.40g
  • Carbohydrates: 6.68g
  • Fiber: 2.69g
  • Sugar: 2.57g
  • Protein: 2.58g
  • Sodium: 4721.95mg
  • Calcium: 89.24mg
  • Potassium: 402.97mg
  • Iron: 0.62mg
  • Vitamin C: 64.80mg
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