Vegan Garlicky Herb-Roasted Whole Cauliflower
The humble, hearty cauliflower becomes a stunning centerpiece when roasted whole and slathered in a garlicky, cheesy, herbed oil.
December 5, 2022
Save time chopping and roast up an entire cauliflower head instead. This cheesy, herb-rubbed cauliflower head from the Mostly Plant-Based cookbook makes a wonderful meatless centerpiece.
What you need:
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons grated vegan parmesan cheese, divided
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried parsley
¼ teaspoon salt
⅛ teaspoon black pepper
1 large head cauliflower, leaves and base of stem removed
Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish
What you do:
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. In a small bowl, whisk oil, garlic, 1 tablespoon of cheese, basil, parsley, salt, and pepper.
- Onto a sheet pan, place cauliflower head and brush with three-quarters of herbed oil. Cover tightly with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake for another 10 to 15 minutes, or until tender and slightly crisp.
- Remove from oven, brush with remaining herbed oil, and sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon cheese. Set oven to broil and broil cauliflower until cheese is golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes. Top with fresh parsley before serving.