Roasted Whole Cauliflower Is a Golden Bundle of Joy

I can't express how stoked I am about this recipe! I love finding unique ways to cook vegetables, and Herb Roasted Whole Cauliflower is a winner on so many levels. All you need to do is spread an herb mix onto the cauliflower, pop it in the oven, and — voilà! — you have a beautiful golden bundle of joy. The recipe yields eight servings, which makes it great for family dinners and potlucks. Slice the cauliflower into wedges and enjoy it as a side dish, or cut it into florets and enjoy it with your favorite dipping sauce.

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Recipe by Wendy Lopez, MS, RD


  • 1 cauliflower head
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • Salt, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Remove leaves and root from the cauliflower.
  3. In a bowl, combine yogurt with all of the spices.
  4. Place the cauliflower in a baking dish with raised sides. With a spoon or a cooking brush, spread the yogurt-spice mixture evenly onto the cauliflower.
  5. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until it turns a golden brown color.
  6. Cut into wedges or florets. Serves 8.
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Wendy Lopez, MS, RD, is an outpatient dietitian based in New York City. She is co-founder of Food Heaven Made Easy. Follow her on Instagram.