The World’s Easiest Cauliflower Recipe

by Anne Maxfield on May 30, 2012

Serves 4
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 45 minutes
Total time 50 minutes
Dietary Vegan, Vegetarian
Meal type Side Dish


  • 1 whole cauliflower (can be as big as you'd like. This is based on a medium-small head))
  • olive oil (use a good quality oil)
  • salt and pepper to taste (I used Maldon sea salt)


Step 1
Preheat the oven to 500 degrees. Wash the cauliflower, cut the leaves off, leaving the core intact. In a pot big enough to hold the cauliflower, put the cauliflower and about 2” of water. Bring to a boil and cook for about 2-3 minutes. Carefully remove the cauliflower and place on a baking sheet. Drizzle the olive oil over it and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast until it is dark golden-brown and tender, about 45 minutes. Serve whole or cut into wedges and enjoy!

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