Cauliflower with capers on plate with spoon

Roast cauliflower with caper dressing

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 40 mins

Easy

Serves 6

Cooking cauliflower this way gives it a richness that's balanced by the dressing. A great side dish for a roast dinner and it also works as a vegetarian main

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal112
  • fat9g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs4g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre2g
  • protein2g
  • salt0.7g
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Ingredients

  • 1 medium cauliflower, leaves trimmed and reserved
    Cauliflower

    Cauliflower

    coll-ee-fl-ow-ah

    A brassica, like cabbage and broccoli, cauliflower is a mass of tiny, tightly packed flower…

  • 50g butter, softened
    Butter

    Butter

    butt-err

    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 4 tbsp capers
    Capers

    Capers

    kay-per

    Capers are the small flower buds of the Capparis shrub, which grows in the Mediterranean. As…

  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley
    Parsley

    Parsley

    par-slee

    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

Method

  1. Heat oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5. Scatter the cauliflower leaves into a small roasting tin, then sit the cauliflower in the middle. Rub over the butter, sprinkle with some salt and roast for 20 mins.

  2. Reduce the temperature to 160C/140C/gas 3 and cook the cauliflower for 20 mins more, basting with butter. Add the oil, capers, parsley and lemon zest and juice to the hot butter and spoon over the cauliflower a few times before serving – it will soak up the dressing flavour. When you’re ready to serve, cut into wedges and serve with the crisp leaves.

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