Sesame-Ginger Cauliflower Roasted Whole
Recipe Type: Side
Serves: 4 servings
A whole-roasted cauliflower is massaged with miso, sesame oil, ginger, and chili garlic sauce. Cook in the oven until it’s brown, nutty and so delicious.
  • 1 large head of cauliflower
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon grape seed oil
  • 1 tablespoon brown miso paste (see note)
  • 1 tablespoon Chinese chili garlic sauce
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated ginger
  • For garnish: sliced green onions, toasted white and black sesame seeds, sea salt
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Cut the leaves and stem off the cauliflower so that it sits flat.
  3. In a small bowl mix together the sesame and grape seed oils, the miso paste, Chinese chili garlic sauce and the ginger. Using your hands rub the mix over the cauliflower, making sure you get it everywhere, even the bottom.
  4. Roast the cauliflower in the oven for 44-50 minutes, or until it is soft and brown. Remove the cauliflower from the oven and season with sea salt and sprinkle the green onions and toasted sesame seeds over before serving.
This recipe can be gluten free, even though not all miso paste is gluten free. If you are celiac make sure you read the label to see if the brand of miso you're buying is gluten free.
Recipe by Honest Cooking at