Vegan Roasted Cauliflower Recipe - marinated like a turkey roast is a healthy low carb alternative and low calorie alternative to the classic Thanksgiving roast.
Thanks to the herbs such as tarragon, sage and spices such as paprika, ginger, which give the poultry or turkey (turkey) its classic taste.
You can make this vegan baked cauliflower without harming an animal, a festive menu for Thanksgiving or other festivities.
This oil free roasted whole Cauliflower is made with whole foods. You can make it for a whole food plant based centerpiece for your Thanksgiving Dinner.
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If you feel similar to me, and you like to include vegetables in your diet plan, then you should try this whole roasted cauliflower.
A great vegan turkey roast alternative that will be received very well by the guests.
The prerequisite is, of course, that your guests like cauliflower. Because cauliflower splits people. Some like it and the others hate it.
When preparing the whole roasted cauliflower, you do not have the problem of strong odors as you do when cooking.
It is often the case that you can still smell the cauliflower after cooking even though you have ventilated for hours.
The cauliflower smell just does not want to go away.
You absolutely do not have that with the oven variant, which is just perfect for a party because the smell will not drive your guests out when they come through the front door. 😉
Here I'll briefly list what you need for this delicious dish.
When buying cauliflower, please be sure to take a medium-sized cauliflower.
Why is that so important? We want the cauliflower to completely cook through in the oven, and the bigger the cauliflower is, the harder it gets.
It may then happen that the outside of the cauliflower is soft and in the middle of the cauliflower, it is still very firm.
You can find the exact quantities for the whole roasted cauliflower in the recipe card below.
Soy sauce or coconut aminos for a gluten-free variant
How to cook
First, remove the green leaves of the cauliflower.
Please make sure you do not remove the stem. This keeps the cauliflower together. Now you can cut the stem crosswise.
And a few times with a knife in the cauliflower, the cauliflower softens.
Now prepare the marinade by simply mixing all the ingredients together until creamy.
If you taste the marinade, it should taste very strong for spices. This is important so that the cauliflower gains the proper taste.
Now coat the cauliflower with the marinade. You can take your fingers or take a pastry brush.
Now leave the cauliflower and heat the oven to 200 ° C.
If you want to make a stuffing for the cauliflower, as I did in the photos, then you can prepare this now, and the cauliflower, in the meantime, can still go through.
I would add the stuffing in the last 20 minutes, so that they are not overcooked.
Put the cauliflower into the oven and bake for 40 minutes. You can coat the cauliflower with the rest of the marinade every now and then. I do that every 10-15 min.
How long does the cauliflower have to be roasted or baked?
Basically around 40 minutes.
Of course, it can be a little more or less. However, this also depends on your oven, as some ovens can hold temperatures better than others.
I would just stab the cauliflower with a knife and feel how soft this is. Some like the cauliflower a bit softer and others a little firmer.
Preparation in Advance
You can easily prepare the cauliflower an evening before and marinate. This makes the taste even more intense.
The next day you just have to preheat the oven and bake.
You can serve the whole roasted cauliflower as before.
You can cut the cauliflower into small pieces and roast crispy in a pan or oven.
You can cut the cauliflower into slices and serve as a sandwich.
- My vegetables stuffing with Brussels sprouts, sweet potato, cranberries
- Glazed carrots
- Green bean casserole
- Mashed potatoes
- Balsamico Brussel Sprouts
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I may have taken the Turkey Style too far be adding a carved baked potato head, a toasted tortilla tail and a green nest of kale. It was fabulous though.
Laura, what a great idea to serve it that way. Happy you liked it. Have a wonderful day.
The Cauliflower Turkey sounds amazing, we are just 2 months vegan. So trying to make this journey a easy transition. With Thanksgiving coming soon, I’ve been searching what to prepare. When I try this I will let you know. So blessed to have found you and your recipes!!
Have a beautiful day,
Kat, thank you so much for your feedback. I am always happy when I get positive feedback. If you have any question feel free to send me an email.
Have a wonderful week, Jasmin