Whole roasted cauliflower head in a skillet

Whole Roasted Cauliflower Mediterranean Style

Course: Side Dish, Vegetarian
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 115kcal
Author: Edyta
This Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Mediterranean spices and feta, drizzled with some lemon juice and sprinkled with parsley is very impressive, incredibly flavorful and very easy to prepare.  If you want to impress your guests try this recipe.
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  • 1 Whole Cauliflower
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil Extra Virgin + extra for drizzling
  • 1 tbsp Smoked Paprika mild
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt + approximately 1 tablespoon for pot of water
  • 1/2 Lemon juiced
  • 1/3 cup Feta cheese crumbled
  • 1 tbsp Parsley fresh, chopped


  • Preheat your oven to 400F;
  • Trim the bottom of your cauliflower by removing all the leaves;
  • Place the cauliflower in a pot of water with salt (about 1 tablespoon of salt or you can also use stock instead - this will allow the cauliflower to get season on the inside);
  • Bring the pot to a boil and cook your cauliflower for about 10 minutes;
  • Either drain your cauliflower or remove it with the heavy duty fork and place in the cast iron skillet;
  • Pour olive oil all over your cauliflower;
  • Add paprika, cumin, garlic powder and salt into a small bowl and mix well;
  • Sprinkle the spice mixture all over your cauliflower;
  • Place the skillet in the oven and roast the cauliflower for approximately 15 minutes;
  • Remove the skillet from the oven and sprinkle with feta, parsley, lemon juice and more extra virgin olive oil;
  • Serve with some extra feta and lemon wedges on a side. Enjoy.


Calories: 115kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 296mg | Potassium: 156mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 995IU | Vitamin C: 21.3mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 1mg