This vibrant turmeric roasted cauliflower is delicious hot or cold, as a salad, main meal or side dish. It only takes 20 minutes and roasting the cauliflower makes it deliciously soft but crispy.
Recipe commissioned by M&S.
Roasting cauliflower turns it from bland to WOW. The outside gets beautifully crispy, while the inside of the florets stays soft and velvety. If you think you don’t like cauliflower then I urge you to try it roasted. It’s sure to change your mind.
Cauliflower is wonderful roasted plain, but to really ramp it up a notch, roasting it with turmeric and cumin gives it a vibrant hue and packs an extra flavour punch.
It’s then livened up further with a quick and easy fresh herb dressing. Parsley and coriander/cilantro are whizzed up with garlic and yogurt (dairy free if needed) for a fast way to brighten it up even more.
It’s delicious hot or cold or as a side dish, salad or main meal. It would also make a great side dish alongside lentil dahl.
M&S got in touch and asked if I would recreate one of their Real 30 Minute Meals recipes using their cookware so I was delighted to try out some of their products, from their own range as well as other premium cookware and kitchen gadget brands.
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Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower
Yogurt (dairy free if required)
I made this recipe using items from M&S’s cookware. They have a great selection of premium brands and top quality own brand items.
For this roasted cauliflower recipe I made use of M&S’s rustic chopping board and painted spoons, plus the pretty serving bowl and heavy gauge premium non-stick oven tray. The herb scissors made it quick to roughly cut up the coriander and parsley.
They also have a great range of other brands, including the fab Zyliss Easy Pull chopper that made it easy for me to blitz up the herb dressing. I love the colourful Joseph Joseph bowls and measuring cups set and their garlic crusher worked perfectly with a great twisting motion that made it easy.
How to Make Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower
Step 1: Cut the cauliflower into florets.
Step 2: Add the oil, turmeric and lightly crushed cumin seeds to a small bowl and mix.
Step 3: Toss the cauliflower in the turmeric mixture.
Step 4: Spread the cauliflower onto an oven tray and roast in a hot oven for 20 minutes.
How to Make Fresh Herb Dressing
Step 1: Roughly chop the parsley and coriander/cilantro and mince the garlic.
Step 2: Add to a mini food processor along with the green pepper, yogurt, cumin and salt and pepper.
Step 3: Whiz until fine.
Step 4: Dollop onto the turmeric roasted cauliflower and enjoy!
Get the Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower with Herb Dressing Recipe
This turmeric roasted cauliflower is deliciously crispy on the outside while soft and tender on the inside. The turmeric and cumin marinade is beautifully fragrant while the dish is brightened with a fresh herb sauce. A tasty main meal, salad or side dish. Vegan, vegetarian, gluten free.
- 1 cauliflower chopped
- 2 tsp turmeric powder
- 1 ½ tsp cumin seeds (divided)
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- Salt and pepper
- 3 tbsp roughly chopped fresh coriander/cilantro
- 3 tbsp roughly chopped fresh parsley
- 1/2 green chilli finely chopped
- 1 garlic clove crushed
- 2 tbsp Greek yoghurt (or dairy free yogurt)
- 1 handful raw spinach
- Salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 200c/ 180c fan/ gas 6.
Cut the leaves from the cauliflower (reserve them for another dish or roast them along with the florets!) and cut the florets into large bite-sized pieces.
Roughly crush the cumin in a pestle and mortar and add 1 tsp of it to a small bowl with the olive oil and turmeric, then stir to combine.
Toss the cauliflower and turmeric mixture in a large bowl.
Spread the cauliflower onto a large baking tray in a single layer and season with salt and pepper. Roast in the oven for 15-20 minutes until golden.
- Roast in the oven for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown.
Roughly chop the herbs and mince the garlic and add to a hand blender or mini food processor along with the green chilli, yogurt and remaining cumin and season with salt and pepper.
Blitz until thick (add more yogurt if necessary).
Add the spinach to a large bowl, then top with the roasted cauliflower and dollop on the herb dressing. Enjoy warm or cold.
The nutritional information provided is approximate and is created with online calculators. Info will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
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