Roasted whole cauliflower

  • 1 medium-sized cauliflower
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 clove of garlic – finely chopped
  • Zest of one lemon
  • Olive oil for drizzling


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas Mark 6.
  2. Mix together the olive oil, mustard, vinegar, cumin and paprika.
  3. Wash the cauliflower and remove the outer green leaves. Dab it dry with kitchen paper and place onto a baking tray lined with tin foil.
  4. Spread the oil mixture onto the whole cauliflower, rubbing it into each floret.
  5. Place in the oven and bake for 1 hour.
  6. Remove from the oven, sprinkle over the lemon zest and garlic, and drizzle with olive oil.
  7. Bake for a further 15-20 minutes.

Recipe and image courtesey of Currys PC World & Free From Fairy