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.

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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

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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 mins
Cook time: 1 hr
Serves 2-4
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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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