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Smoked Paprika Roasted Cauliflower


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.

7 thoughts on “Smoked Paprika Roasted Cauliflower

  1. Mulu! I love the timing on this one. I just bought a cauliflower this morning and I really love it that I don’t have to cut it up! Thanks for this!


  2. I have always wanted to just roast a whole head of cauliflower!


  3. This roasted cauliflower looks awesome! I will have to give it a try. I also tried one of your roasted vegetable soup recipes today, which was a great success! Love this blog!


    • Hi Rachel,

      I am so glad that your soup turned out! Let me know how the roasted cauliflower turns out. It is so easy and delicious.
      I’m so glad that you like my blog.



  4. Mulu, I love this recipe. It is so good and so easy! Much better than steamed cauliflower I think. And I really like how the whole cauliflower takes on such a good taste.


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