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Whole Roasted Cauliflower

whole rosted cauliflower

It’s been more than a year of on-again, off-again lockdown restrictions, and quarantine fatigue. After spending spring break in Nevada, I am hungry for more traveling. As I was going through old pictures, I came across a photo that I took three years ago in New York- a cauliflower inside a Pita bread. This is a signature dish of “Miznon”, a restaurant of the well-known chef Eyal Shani. My foodie friend Patricia and I walked miles and miles to Chelsy Market just to eat roasted cauliflower. And let me tell you that…it was worth it!? The good news is that it is easy to make at home! Enjoy.

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whole rosted cauliflower

Whole Roasted Cauliflower

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  • 1 head cauliflower with leaves
  • 1 tablespoon salt + more to taste
  • 3 tablespoons 45 ml olive oil
  • black pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 450°F-500°F, 230°C -260°C.
  • Slightly cut the base of the cauliflower but make sure to keep the leaves.
  • Bring 2 gallons of water and one tablespoon of salt to a boil in a large pot over high (ensure the pot is large enough to fit the whole cauliflower).
  • Boil the cauliflower for 10-15 minutes until tender.
  • Take the cauliflower out of the water and let it cool down to room temperature.
  • Rub 1-2 tablespoons olive oil between hands, then rub over cauliflower to apply a thin, even layer.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Bake in preheated oven until dark brown, about 20- 25 minute
  • Remove from oven, and carefully rub with one tablespoon of olive oil.
  • Season more if needed, serve hot (with or without Pita).

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Hi, I’m Rachel.

Welcome to my little corner of the internet! I’m happy you’re here. I am the food blogger behind “Mama Living Abroad.” In this space, I am sharing flavorful recipes that I love to make and have my family and friends approve.

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