Don’t chuck out cauliflower leaves – they can be used similarly to cabbage. Remove the central stem, shred the leaves and cook.
Roasted spiced cauliflower
For a lighter option, serve on a chickpea or lentil salad with parsley and lemon juice. For added indulgence, spoon into a warm pitta bread with hummus, chilli sauce, feta and pickled vegetables.
Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Mix 1 tsp spice mix like ras el hanout (or mild curry powder), 1 crushed garlic clove, 1/4 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp smoked paprika, 1 tsp oil and 170g Greek yogurt. Remove the leaves and base of the stalk from 1 cauliflower. Sit the cauliflower in a large roasting tin and rub with the yogurt mixture, then pour 100ml water into the tin. Cover with foil and bake for 45 mins. Remove the foil and cook for 10-15 mins more. To serve, carve the cauliflower into eight wedges. Serves 4.
in season December to April