If you’re entertaining this weekend, or just want something to batch cook & feed yourself for days, I present to you the smokey whole roasted cauliflower. You guys have been asking about this recipe since I made it for a dinner party a few weeks back, so thought I’d give you an early weekend treat. You’re welcome!


  • 1 cauliflower
  • Olive oil
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Smoked paprika
  • Paprika
  • Turmeric
  • Cumin
  • Salt + Pepper


1. Cut the bottom of the cauli so it’s flat & remove leaves. Place in a large, lidded casserole dish
2. In an old jar, mix together 1/4 cup olive oil and all the spices, altering the amount of cayenne pepper to suit your spice preferences 
3. Pour the spice mix over the cauli & rub it in a bit
4. Cover and bake at 180•C for 45 minutes to 1hr 
5. Go & get ready/prep other food/watch an episode of Suits/have a bath
6. Remove the lid 10 minutes before serving to crisp it up 
7. Serve & enjoy


  • Remove the dish half way through the cooking time
  • Add 1 can of tinned tomatoes & chickpeas to the base of the dish with some mixed herbs, fresh basil & black pepper (cut up aubergine is also a good addition)
  • Cover and return to the oven

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