One of my struggles when I cook is trying to come up with a good side dish. The trick is to find one that is easy enough to repeat and delicious enough to be worthy. Enter cauliflower. I am a big fan of this vegetable and over the years it has really gained in popularity. Myself, I have made pizza crusts, mashed cauliflower, and cauliflower rice amongt other things.
Breaking down a cauliflower is easy but what if you didn’t have to? A whole, roasted cauliflower makes a beautiful dish that can be served family style.
The prep is very simple. Separate any extra leaves from the cauliflower and give it a quick wash.
Once it is ready, prepare the rub which consists of 1 tsp of thyme, 2 cloves of crushed garlic, and 1/4 C of grated parmesan. Slowly add about 3 Tbsp of olive oil to create a paste. Use this to rub over the top of the cauliflower.
Place is in a dutch oven and cover. Bake at 450º for an hour. Place on a serving dish alone or with other roasted vegetables for a perfect side dish.
1 whole medium cauliflower (washed and prepared)
3 Tbsps olive oil
1/4 C grated parmesan
2 minced garlic cloves
1 tsp dried thyme
1. Combine thyme, garlic, parmesan, and olive oil to make a paste.
2. Rub mixture over the outside of cauliflower.
3. Place whole cauliflower in a dutch oven with the lid on.
4. Bake at 450º for an hour.
Protein 10.5 g