When your Thanksgiving meal needs to appease a variety of appetites, this dish does double duty as a side or vegetarian main course. It’s an impressive addition to any table, but comes together quickly (your secret’s safe with us!). Honey mustard concentrates the flavor of the cauliflower as it roasts, encasing it in a golden crust. The dipping sauce—bright green and made from fresh herbs—is the perfect finishing touch.
Honey Mustard Whole Roasted Cauliflower With Green Herb Sauce
Yield: 6 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1hour
Make the cauliflower
Preheat oven to 425 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Square off the bottom of the head of cauliflower so that it sits upright; place on the prepared baking sheet. Insert the cloves of garlic into the head of cauliflower.
In a small bowl, stir together mustard, honey, salt and pepper to taste, and olive oil. Brush mixture in a thick layer all over cauliflower. Roast until dark golden brown all over and tender on the inside, about 45 minutes. A long skewer inserted into the center should pass through easily.
Make the green herb sauce
To make the sauce, stir together all the ingredients in a small bowl.
Serve the cauliflower warm with the sauce alongside.