Roasted Cauliflower and Pearl Onions with Smoky Paprika and Coriander

Recipe from What's For Lunch, Honey?  


1 cauliflower head, cut into florets – you should have approx. 500g cauliflower florets
10-15 pearl onions, cut into halves.
1-2 teaspoons ground coriander powder
1-2 teaspoons smoky paprika powder
2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and pepper
Handful coriander leaves, coarsely chopped


  1. Pre-heat oven to approx 200 degrees C.

  2. In small bowl combine spices, oil, salt and pepper to taste.

  3. Place cauliflower and pearl onions in a larger bowl then drizzle the spiced oil over the vegetables. Toss well to coat.

  4. Spread the spiced vegetables in a roasting pan or an ovenproof dish evenly. Bake in the oven for approx. 25 minutes, tossing occasionally until the vegetables are starting to brown. The cauliflower is perfect when it has started to brown slighty and is still crisp and crunchy.

  5. Sprinkle with coriander leaves and serve warm.

The Food Guide Tip:

- Coriander powder

Serving Tips:

This cauliflower makes a fantastic side dish. It can be enjoyed with all kinds of poultry dishes like this ricotta spinach chicken (leave the vol-au-vents out) or a simple lime chicken or this grand turkey caprese. As the flavors of the spiced cauliflower is fairly mellow it pairs up perfectly with a German beef roulade too. Fish lovers can enjoy this cauliflower with an exquisite Spicy Black Sesame Sea Bream.