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Roasted Whole Cauliflower with Cilantro Basil Sauce

1 hour | Yield: 3-4 Servings

This baked spiced whole cauliflower with fresh green sauce can be served as a main dish or an appetizer this holiday season! A delicious center piece for your festive table.


Green Cilantro Basil Sauce
  • 1 cup Living Organic Cilantro leaves
  • 1 cup Living Organic Basil leaves
  • 1 Medium Jalapeño
  • ½ cup Walnuts
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • ½ Lime Juice
  • ½ cup Water
Roasted Cauliflower
  • 1 Medium Head of Cauliflower
  • 2-3 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp red Chili Powder
  • ½ tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala or Curry Powder
  • 1 tsp Maple syrup
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Garlic Powder


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Add all the ingredients of sauce into a blender and blend it till smooth. Set aside.
  3. Remove the bottom part of the cauliflower.
  4. Boil the whole cauliflower head for about 3-4 mins. Drain and set aside.
  5. Add the remaining ingredients to a mixing bowl and mix well.
  6. Place the cauliflower head into the skillet, rub the spice mixture all over it, add the remaining mixture, and shake it a little.
  7. Place it into the oven and bake it for about 40-45 mins.
  8. Once roasted cauliflower is ready, top with cilantro basil sauce, pomegranate arils, and serve.