Roasted Cauliflower

A friend of mine reposted this on her Facebook page and it looked delicious. The source was “Ask Dr. Nandi.”

I followed the recipe as written and removed our cauliflower after 35 minutes. I should have let it go a little longer as it was a little under done in the middle. The Mrs. and I talked about switching it up next time with a variation of yogurt and Marshall’s Haute Sauce to give it more of a spicy zing (Gin Roasted Pepper, anyone?).

We were left with extra marinade which you can save for other projects. We quickly discovered it pairs nicely with a  bag of Juanita’s chips.


1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 head cauliflower
1½ cups plain Greek yogurt
1 lime, zested and juiced
2 tablespoons chile powder
1 tablespoon cumin
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon curry powder
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon black pepper


1. Preheat the oven to 400° and lightly grease a small baking sheet with vegetable oil. Set aside.

2. Trim the base of the cauliflower to remove any green leaves and the woody stem.

3. In a medium bowl, combine the yogurt with the lime zest and juice, chile powder, cumin, garlic powder, curry powder, salt and pepper.

4. Dunk the cauliflower into the bowl and use a brush or your hands to smear the marinade evenly over its surface. (Excess marinade can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to three days and used with meat, fish or other veggies.)

5. Place the cauliflower on the prepared baking sheet and roast until the surface is dry and lightly browned, 30 to 40 minutes. The marinade will make a crust on the surface of the cauliflower.

6. Let the cauliflower cool for 10 minutes before cutting it into wedges and serving alongside a big green salad.



4 thoughts on “Roasted Cauliflower

  1. I followed 90% of the recipe; less yogurt and cooked it on my Big Green Egg. My chilli and curry powder (Penzey’s) are hot so the result was very spicy. I cooked it at 400f for 60 minutes and it was tender in the middle and a little crunchy on the outside. The charcoal and applewood wood chips definitely gave it a nice rustic flavour. My husband loved it! This is a great recipe for non – cauliflower lovers and pretty healthy!

    • That sounds great, Maxine. Good call on the yogurt. We had a bunch leftover which we promptly turned into a dip with tortilla chips. I’m looking forward to tweaking this recipe. Your version sounds delicious.

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