Whole Cauliflower

For me this dish ticks all the boxes. It's delicious, cheap, has stunning presentation and is healthy.


Microwave a whole cauliflower covered on high for about 5 minutes. Stand for a further 2 or 3 minutes.
Place in a heated serving dish and cover with pesto, either bottled or homemade.

Homemade Pesto

  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, lightly toasted in a dry frypan for 4 to 5 minutes
  • 4 medium cloves of garlic, toasted in their skin for 7 minutes in the same frypan as the pinenuts 
  • 2 cups packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup of flat leaf parsley
  • 100mls extra virgin olive oil, salt (to taste)
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan
  • 1/2 tspn salt
  • Place all ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth.