Turmeric Whole Roasted Cauliflower

This whole roasted cauliflower, slathered with olive oil and spices is a gorgeous and easy side dish. It is deliciously tender on the inside and lightly browned and crisp on the outside.

Turmeric Whole Roasted Cauliflower


  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat your oven to 400ºF.
  2. Trim the bottom of the cauliflower and remove all the leaves and the stem, be careful not to break it apart. Rinse the cauliflower and pat dry with paper towels.
  3. Bring salted water to a boil in a large pot. Add the cauliflower and boil for 15-20 minutes.
  4. In the meanwhile, combine the rest of the ingredients in a small bowl and mix well. Drain cauliflower from the pot, pat dry and transfer to a baking tray.
  5. Drizzle the olive oil mixture all over the cauliflower, rub it all in and tuck those garlic bits inside it and then pop it into the oven.
  6. Roasting time depends on the size of your cauliflower, roughly 10 - 15. Drizzle the cooking juices over the cauliflower every now and again. The cauliflower is cooked when it's nice and soft. You can put it under the grill for a few minutes if you want it browned but be careful not to let it burn.
  7. Remove from the oven and drizzle with the cooking juices. Slice, serve and enjoy.