Roast spiced cauliflower leaves

Serves: 4
Course: Main Course
Cooking Time: 0 hr 20 mins
  • 1tsp curry powder (garam masala or madras) 
  • ½tsp turmeric powder
  • ½tsp salt
  • Juice of ½ lime
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • Leaves and stalks from 2 heads of cauliflower
  • 250g cherry tomatoes
  • 2 red onion
  • 150g natural yogurt
  • 20g fresh chopped coriander
  • 2tbsp pomegranate seeds

1 Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Mix the curry powder, turmeric, salt, lime and olive oil together to form a smooth paste.

2 Remove the leaves from the cauliflower. Wash them well. You can roughly chop them or leave them whole. Place the cauliflower leaves on a tray. Peel and quarter the red onions, leaving the stem intact.

3 Place the onions on the tray and pour the spice mix over everything, mix well to ensure it's completely covered. Add the cherry tomatoes to the tray, then place in the oven to roast for 15 minutes. You may need to rotate the leaves to ensure they don't burn at the edges. Some crisping up is great though.

4 Drizzle the yogurt on a serving platter. Add the cauliflower leaves, tomatoes and onion wedges. Pour over any pan juices. Scatter with coriander and pomegranate seeds. Serve right away or warm.

Lilly Higgins

Lilly Higgins

Lilly Higgins, a contributor to The Irish Times, is a food writer