Spiced Whole Cauliflower with Smoky Tomatoes and Salsa

Spiced whole cauliflower with smoky tomatoes and salsa – a bit of a showstopper of a dish. Served on a bed of a smoky tomato sauce and fresh and zingy salsa.

Spiced whole cauliflower with smoky tomatoes and salsa

Perfectly cooked roast cauliflower – soft on the inside and crispy on the outside.

Served on a bed of a smoky tomato sauce and fresh and zingy salsa.

What to serve this with? I would recommend crispy crushed potatoes or flatbread. It’s also delicious with dips and a crunchy slaw.

I hope you love this one. You can find the video up on my Instagram feed now.

Love, Niki xxx

Spiced whole cauliflower with smoky tomatoes and salsa

Spiced Whole Cauliflower with Smoky Tomatoes and Salsa

Spiced whole cauliflower with smoky tomatoes and salsa - a bit of a showstopper of a dish. Served on a bed of a smoky tomato sauce and fresh and zingy salsa.
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 1 hour
Serves 2-4
5 from 4 votes

Ingredients

For the roast cauliflower

  • 1 medium cauliflower
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

For the tomato sauce

  • 1 red onion sliced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic sliced
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder or chipotle powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp sun dried tomato paste
  • Sea salt and black pepper

For the salsa

  • 150 g cherry tomatoes chopped
  • Fresh coriander & mint shredded
  • Juice 1 Lime
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Pinch sea salt flakes and chilli flakes

Instructions

To cook the cauliflower

  • Take the leaves and base off the cauliflower and score a cross in the base with a knife.
  • Add the cauliflower upside down to a large pan of boiling water. Make sure it’s submerged, cover with a lid and boil for approx 7 minutes - until just tender.
  • Drain and pat dry, then add it to a lined small baking tray.
  • Rub with the smoked paprika and sea salt.
  • Drizzle all over with olive oil.
  • Preheat oven to 180c.
  • Bake for 45 minutes. The cauliflower should be a little crispy on the outside and soft inside.

To make the sauce

  • In the meantime, in a medium fry the onion for 8 minutes with the olive oil.
  • Add the garlic and spices and stir to combine.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes and sun-dried tomato paste and simmer for 6 minutes until the tomatoes have broken down
  • Season well.

To make the salsa

  • Add all the ingredients to a bowl and mix to combine.

To serve

  • Spread the sauce on a large serving bowl, add the roast cauliflower.
  • Top with the salsa.

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