Beautifully crusted on the outside, tender on the inside, this visually and flavours packed striking preparation of cauliflower is popular among chefs. This low-calorie meal is high in nutrients and completely vegan friendly.


  • 1 whole firm and tightly closed cauliflower

  • 3 tbsp maple syrup

  • 1/2 tbsp of garlic powder

  • 1/2 tbsp of smoked paprika

  • 1/2 tbsp thyme

  • 1/2 tbsp oregano

  • 1/2 tbsp ground pepper

  • 1/2 tsp harissa paste

  • Salt to taste

  • 1 whole lime (zest and juice)

  • Olive oil to drizzle


Level: Beginner

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 30-45 minutes

3-4 servings

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Step 1: Set-up

Remove the leaves of the cauliflower, revealing the stem. Trim the stem of the cauliflower so it is level.
Soak the cauliflower in salt water or vinegar water for few minutes before washing it with clear water to remove any dirt. Dry the excess of water with a tea towel.
In a bowl, combine the maple syrup, harissa pastes, limes zest and dried ingredients.
Preheat the oven at 200C.

Step 2: Seasoning

Use a basting brush to meticulously spread the mixture all over the cauliflower.
Place the cauliflower onto your Dutch oven and finalise with a drizzle of olive oil and squeeze of lemon juice.

Step 3: Cooking

Cover the Dutch oven with its lid, and place on the centre rack of the oven.
Bake for 35 minutes until the cauliflower is tender and pierces easily with a knife. Take off the lid bake for an additional 10 minutes to create a golden crispy texture.
Remove the cauliflower into the serving plate and sprinkle sea salt before serving.

Step 4: Serving Suggestions

This delicious roasted cauliflower can be accompanied with our exquisite tahini dips