Courtney Roulston's whole roast miso cauliflower

Here’s an inventive way to plate up the veggies tonight. This whole roast cauliflower is baked in a miso glaze and served drizzled with a tasty cashew mixture. It’s a guaranteed hit!

4

10m

Note: + 30 mins standing time

50m

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup (120g) raw unsalted cashews
  • 1 large cauliflower
  • 2 tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbs apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbs pomegranate seeds
  • 1 tbs sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1 tbs sunflower seeds, toasted
  • 1 long green chilli, sliced
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves, sliced
  • Red onion, thinly sliced, to serve

Miso glaze

  • 2 tbs miso paste
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) mirin seasoning
  • 1 tbs maple syrup
  • 1 tsp sesame oil

Method

STEP 1

Place the cashews in a bowl. Cover with 3/4 cup (180ml) boiling water. Set aside for 30 minutes to soak. 

STEP 2

Preheat oven to 180°C. Cut the base of the cauliflower so it will sit flat on an even surface. Cut a cross into the base of the stem with a small sharp knife. Bring a large pot of salted water to a simmer and place the cauliflower upside-down in the pot. Simmer for 5 minutes. 

STEP 3 

Remove the cauliflower from the pot and allow excess water to drain off. Place upright on a lined baking pan or tray and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil. Season with a little salt. Cover tightly with foil and bake for 25-30 minutes. 

STEP 4 

Meanwhile, to make the miso glaze, whisk the miso paste, mirin seasoning, maple syrup and sesame oil in a bowl until smooth. 

STEP 5 

Remove the cauliflower from the oven and take off the foil. Spoon over the miso glaze and place back in the oven, uncovered, for a further 10-15 minutes or until the glaze is bubbling and golden. 

STEP 6

Place the cashews and soaking water, vinegar and maple syrup in a jug. Use a stick blender to blitz until smooth and creamy. 

STEP 7

To serve, drizzle with cashew mixture over the cauliflower. Sprinkle with the pomegranate seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, chilli, mint and red onion. Serve warm with a fresh green salad.

Dietary information

Dairy-free
Egg-free
Lactose-free
Peanut-free
Yeast-free

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