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Everything Bagel Spice Whole Roasted Cauliflower is an elegant, dramatic and healthful vegetable side dish that's over-the-top with flavor!


Total time

75 minutes




Sides, Dinner


  • cauliflower
  • ½ cup kosher salt
  • 2 quarts hot tap water
  • 1 large head of cauliflower
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt (full-fat preferred)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (plus more for baking dish )
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
  • nonstick cooking spray
  • spice BLEND
  • 2 tablespoons dried minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons dried onion flakes
  • 1 tablespoon Poppy seeds
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt


  2. Combine salt and hot tap water in a bowl. Stir until salt dissolves. Add the cauliflower and refrigerate 24 hours. (You'll need to press it down with a plate, lid or pan.)
  3. Pat dry.
  4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly oil a roasting pan or baking dish with olive oil.
  5. Combine yogurt, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and black pepper in a bowl. Coat the cauliflower with the yogurt mixture. Sprinkle cauliflower with 2 tablespoons spice blend (or as desired). Lightly spray the spices with cooking spray.
  6. Place cauliflower in prepared pan or baking dish. Roast for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until cauliflower can easily be pierced with a knife.
  8. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Set aside.
  9. View the recipe instructions at From a Chef's Kitchen

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