One of my friends posted a recipe for roasted cauliflower using a whole head of cauliflower rather than florets. The presentation looked so beautiful. I changed the spices used in the original recipe and used slivers of garlic cloves poked into the cauliflower rather than the garlic powder. It is such an easy recipe, and will wow your friends and family.
1 medium cauliflower
1/4 cup olive oil
2 garlic cloves
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon sea salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Rinse the cauliflower. Remove the leaves and trim the stem.
In a small bowl, add olive oil, smoked paprika, turmeric, cumin, and salt. Whisk well. Set aside.
Peel garlic. Cut the cloves in half, then halve again.
Push the garlic throughout the cauliflower. If you have a hard time with it, you can poke holes with a paring knife.
Brush the oil mixture all over the cauliflower.
Put on a baking sheet. Bake for 10-15 minutes. You want it a little firm still.
This is a great side dish and such a pretty one too.