Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Whipped Goat Cheese

This delicious vegetarian dish is features a whole roasted cauliflower simmered in white wine before being roasted, with goat cheese whipped with feta and cream cheese.

Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Whipped Goat Cheese

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • ROASTED CAULIFLOWER:

  • cups dry white wine

  • cup olive oil

  • ¼

    cup kosher salt

  • 3

    tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • 2

    tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 1

    tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes

  • 1

    tablespoon sugar

  • 1

    bay leaf

  • 1

    head cauliflower, leaves removed

  • WHIPPED GOAT CHEESE AND ASSEMBLY:

  • 4

    ounces fresh goat cheese

  • 3

    ounces cream cheese

  • 3

    ounces feta

  • cup heavy cream

  • 2

    tablespoons olive oil plus more for serving

  • Coarse sea salt, for serving

Directions

Preheat oven to 475°F. Bring wine, oil, kosher salt, juice, butter, red pepper flakes, sugar, bay leaf, and 8 cups water to a boil in a large pot. Add cauliflower, reduce heat, and simmer, turning occasionally, until a knife easily inserts into center, 15 to 20 minutes. Using 2 slotted spoons or a mesh spider, transfer cauliflower to a rimmed baking sheet, draining well. Roast, rotating sheet halfway through, until brown all over, 30 to 40 minutes. While cauliflower is roasting, blend goat cheese, cream cheese, feta, cream, and 2 tablespoons oil in a food processor until smooth; season with sea salt. Transfer whipped goat cheese to a serving bowl and drizzle with oil. Transfer cauliflower to a plate. Drizzle with oil; sprinkle with sea salt. Serve with whipped goat cheese. DO AHEAD: Whipped goat cheese can be made 1 day ahead. Cover; chill.


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