Roasted Whole Cauliflower

Roasted Whole Cauliflower

(makes 12 servings)

1 head cauliflower, about 4 pounds (1.9 kg) or 2 2-pound (960 g) heads
3 tablespoons (37.5 g) reduced-fat margarine, at room temperature
1 tablespoon (15 ml) fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon (4 g) chopped fresh dill or 1 teaspoon (5 ml) dried dill weed
1 tablespoon (4 g) chopped fresh parsley
1 teaspoon (5 ml) grated lemon zest
1 large clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) ground cumin
pinch cayenne pepper

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C), Gas Mark 4.
  2. Trim and discard all leaves off the cauliflower. Cut stem flush with the bottom of the head to allow it to sit steadily.
  3. In a small bowl, cream together remaining ingredients. Spread mixture evenly over the top and sides of the cauliflower. Place in a large oven-roof casserole and cover tightly with aluminum foil.
  4. Roast until cauliflower is fork-tender, about 1 1/4 hours. Carefully transfer whole cauliflower to a large heated serving platter. Spoon any pan juices over the top and serve at once.

Per serving: 31 calories (48% calories from fat), 1 g protein, 2 g total fat (0.4 g saturated fat), 3 g carbohydrate, 2 g dietary fiber, 0 cholesterol, 51 mg sodium
Diabetic exchanges: 1 vegetable