Whole Roasted Cauliflower With Chimichurri Sauce

Whole Roasted Cauliflower With Chimichurri Sauce

This downright delicious whole roasted cauliflower recipe will impress all your friends — plus, it takes only five minutes to prepare. A combination of ingredients allows this whole roasted cauliflower to develop a golden brown crust and tender crisp texture.

First, brushing your cauliflower with a high-heat cooking fat like Grass-Fed Ghee adds deep flavor to the dish without oxidizing fats. Spices like coriander and cumin add delicious flavor. Customize this recipe with curry spices, fresh herbs, or simply finish with a squeeze of lemon — the flavor combos are endless.

Whole roasted cauliflower pairs perfectly with oven-free main dishes like Poached Butter Shrimp, Slow Cooked Lamb Barbacoa or Poached Cod in Tomato Broth. Try it once, and it just might become your new favorite way to serve veggies.

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Whole Roasted Cauliflower With Chimichurri Sauce

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Start to Finish: 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients:

Whole Roasted Cauliflower:
  • 1 medium head of cauliflower
  • 1/2 tsp. ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. turmeric
  • 1 tsp. dried garlic
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 4 Tbsp. melted Grass-Fed Ghee
Chimichurri Sauce:
  • 2 cups of fresh basil leaves (or 1 bunch)
  • 1/2 large bunch fresh parsley leaves
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 cup Brain Octane MCT Oil
  • Salt to taste

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Prepare the whole roasted cauliflower first. Wash and dry your cauliflower, then trim leaves. Place in a baking dish.
  3. Combine oil, spices, salt and pepper. Brush the mixture on top of cauliflower head evenly. Place in the oven and roast for 1 hour.
  4. While cauliflower roasts, prepare chimichurri sauce. Put the basil and parsley leaves in a blender or food processor and blitz until broken down.
  5. Add remaining chimichurri sauce ingredients and blend together until combined. Taste and adjust the lemon juice or salt, if desired. Pour finished chimichurri sauce into a jug or bowl and set it aside.
  6. After cauliflower has completed cooking for 1 hour, insert a knife into the center to check for doneness. If not done, continue cooking in 10-minute increments.
  7. When cauliflower is finished, remove from the oven and serve warm with chimichurri sauce.

Makes: 4 servings

Nutritional Information (4 oz. portion):

  • Calories: 222
  • Protein: 2.6g
  • Carbs: 6.9g
  • Fiber: 3.1g
  • Sugar: 2.6g
  • Fat: 21.3g
  • Saturated Fat: 13g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Salt: 420mg
  • Net Carbs: 3.8g
  • Calcium: 49mg
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Potassium: 370mg

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