Harissa Cauliflower Recipe

Whole roast cauliflower with warm harissa hummus

  • serves 2-3
  • Easy

Check out our vegan roasted cauliflower with warm harissa hummus. This cauliflower recipe makes for a great side dish when feeding a hungry crowd. Plus it's low in calories and it's gluten free


Serve this whole roast cauliflower for an impressive vegan centrepiece, then check out our vegan nut roastvegan yorkshire puddings, vegan wellington and more vegan roast recipes.

*This recipe is gluten-free according to industry standards



  • vegetable oil 2 tbsp
  • ground coriander 1 tsp
  • ground turmeric 1 tsp
  • ground cumin 1 tsp
  • chilli powder 1 tsp
  • cauliflower 1, larger leaves trimmed
  • red wine vinegar 2 tbsp
  • chilli oil 1 tbsp
  • pomegranate 1/2, seeds scooped out
  • coriander a small bunch, leaves torn


  • olive oil 2 tbsp
  • onion 1/2, finely diced
  • garlic 2 cloves, crushed
  • chickpeas 400g tin, drained and rinsed
  • tahini 2 tbsp
  • lemon 1, juiced
  • rose or regular harissa 1 tbsp


  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Put the vegetable oil and the spices into a bowl with some seasoning and mix. Add the cauliflower and toss really well, making sure the cauliflower is well covered. Put on a baking tray and roast for 1 hour 15 minutes-
    1 hour 30 minutes or until the stem is tender when pierced with a knife.

  • Step 2

    Meanwhile, whisk together the red wine vinegar and chilli oil with some seasoning, then stir in the pomegranate seeds.

  • Step 3

    Near the end of the cauliflower’s cooking time, heat the olive oil in a pan with the onion and a pinch of salt. Cook gently for 5 minutes until soft, then add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Stir through the chickpeas and heat for 2 minutes until warm. Tip into a food processor with the tahini, lemon juice, harissa and 150ml of water, and whizz to a purée. Put the hummus in a small pan and keep warm until the cauliflower is ready.

  • Step 4

    Serve the roasted cauliflower on the warm hummus with the pomegranate seeds and the dressing drizzled over, plus a sprinkling of coriander leaves.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 468
  • Fat 30.5g
  • Saturates 3.7g
  • Carbs 26.6g
  • Sugars 10.5g
  • Fibre 12.3g
  • Protein 15.6g
  • Salt 0.2g