Spicy Whole Roasted Cauliflower

Spicy Whole Roasted Cauliflower

  • Author: Natasha Gildea
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 50 mins
  • Total Time: 55 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Side



  • 1 whole cauliflower
  • 2T melted ghee (I used OMGheebutter)
  • 1T chipotle seasoning (FlavorGod), or sea salt and pepper
  • 3T harissa (I used Mina)
  • 1/2 cup water


  1. Preheat oven to 450 placing rack in lower third, and line baking dish with foil.
  2. Remove green leaves and cut off bottom of stalk so cauliflower will sit flat in baking dish.
  3. Pour/brush melted ghee over cauliflower and sprinkle with chipotle seasoning or salt and pepper.
  4. Using brush, add a layer of harissa evenly oven whole cauliflower covering completely.
  5. Roast for 30 minutes.
  6. Take out dish, season with more chipotle or sea salt, and add water to dish, then cover with foil or ovenproof lid.
  7. Roast another 20 minutes or until wooden skewer can be inserted through cauliflower with ease.
  8. Let rest for at least 5 minutes before cutting into to serve.
  9. Enjoy with any meal for an elegant dinner!