Bright and flavorful, this Moroccan-inspired roasted cauliflower with homemade harissa makes the perfect vegetarian option for your next celebration.
Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen
Save Recipe Print
Moroccan Harissa Roast Cauliflower
Total:
1 hr 25 min
Active:
20 min
Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Nutrition Info

Healthy
Total:
1 hr 25 min
Active:
20 min
Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Nutrition Info

Healthy

Ingredients

Directions

Tear open the New Mexico and guajillo chiles and discard the seeds and stems. (You may leave the seeds in if you prefer a spicy harissa.) Tear the chiles into large pieces and place them in a medium bowl. Pour 2 cups boiling water over the chiles and let stand until softened, about 20 minutes.

Put the coriander and cumin seeds in a small skillet and cook, swirling often, over medium heat, until the seeds are fragrant and lightly toasted, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer the spices to a blender and add the oil, garlic, lemon juice and 2 teaspoons kosher salt, then puree until smooth. Using tongs, add the chiles to the blender along with 1/2 cup of their soaking liquid (discard the rest) and puree until very smooth, about 2 minutes on high. Season the harissa with pepper and set aside.

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.

In a large bowl, toss the cauliflower with 3/4 cup of the harissa until each floret is evenly coated. Spread the cauliflower onto a rimmed baking sheet and drizzle with a little more vegetable oil. Roast, tossing halfway through, until the cauliflower is tender and the harissa has begun to caramelize, about 40 minutes.

Transfer the cauliflower to a serving platter and sprinkle with the cilantro. Serve with the remaining 1/4 cup harissa on the side for dipping.

Best of Food Network 6 Videos

Get the recipe

Giant Chocolate Lava Cake 00:36

Create this cake's lava center by burying ice cream bars in the batter.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Roasted Cauliflower

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Roasted Cauliflower Steaks

Recipe courtesy of Valerie Bertinelli

Parmesan-Roasted Cauliflower

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Roasted Cauliflower and Broccoli

Recipe courtesy of Ellie Krieger

Mustard-Parmesan Whole Roasted Cauliflower

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with Golden Raisins and Pine Nuts

Recipe courtesy of Valerie Bertinelli

Moroccan Spiced Chickpea Soup

Recipe courtesy of Dave Lieberman

Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Recipe courtesy of Katie Lee

Healthy Cauliflower Rice

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Browse Reviews By Keyword