Who would have thought that a whole head of cauliflower could pack so much texture and flavor! This dish features a roasted cauliflower topped with crispy, crunch breadcrumbs. It is flavored with plenty of Italian herbs and red pepper flakes.

Sicilian Roasted Cauliflower [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • Salt
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts or sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper flakes or 1/2 red hot pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon each of oregano, rosemary, and thyme
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley


  1. Wash cauliflower and remove the thick leaves but leave the young, green leaves. Boil in salted water until steamed to al dente. Drain the cauliflower.
  2. Warm up the oil in a frying pan, add the bread crumbs and garlic cloves and fry until golden brown.
  3. Add the soaked raisins, sunflower seeds, and hot peppers. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Arrange the cauliflower in an ovenproof dish and pour on some oil.
  5. Bake in preheated oven at 390°F for half an hour until the cauliflower and bread are browned.


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