Mustardy Cauliflower with Herbed Sour Cream

Mustardy Cauliflower with Sour Cream Fortunately now I’m almost back to normal and my appetite is back but when my mother came over last Friday, I was coming down with a cold and didn’t feel too hungry so I made something light for the two of us on our weekly lunch. First, like always, we had a little smoked salmon and then I made this Mustardy Cauliflower with Herbed Sour Cream that we ate with a couple grilled chicken thighs she bought at the local butcher. I prepared the cauliflower; the seasoning and the sour cream earlier in the morning so that when she arrived I only had pop it in the oven at the right time. I liked the mustardy taste the seasoning brought to the lightly charred cauliflower; the sour cream added an additional layer of freshness which I enjoyed and craved for (maybe because I wasn’t feeling too well).

Mustardy Cauliflower with Sour Cream


Mustardy Cauliflower with Herbed Sour Cream


Recipe for 4 as a side dish

Prep time: 8 min

Cook time: 15-20 min



For the cauliflower:

450 g cauliflower florets

2 tsp. mustard powder

1 tbsp. lemon juice

1.5 tbsp. olive oil

½ bag saffron

1 tsp. water

2 tsp. sugar

Salt and pepper


For the sour cream:

100 g sour cream (I used ½ fat)

1 small or ½ garlic clove

1 tbsp. chopped parsley

2 tsp. walnut oil

Salt and pepper



Heat the oven on the highest setting of your oven.

In a bowl mix all the ingredients for the cauliflower (except for the cauliflower florets).

Place the cauliflower in a baking tin and pour oven the paste you have just prepared; toss well until all the vegetables are coated. Bake in the oven for 15-20 min, until the cauliflower is lightly charred. Toss 1-2 times during cooking process.

Meanwhile prepare the sour cream. Pass the garlic through a garlic crusher and mix it in the sour cream with the rest of the ingredients. Serve with the warm cauliflower.



4 thoughts on “Mustardy Cauliflower with Herbed Sour Cream

  1. This sounds wonderful and is a nice twist on an old favorite. My Zia has been roasting a lot of cauliflower lately. I’m going to pass this recipe along to her. I know she’s going to love it. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

    • Thank you John for the lovely comment. I hope she’ll like it. I love anything roasted in the oven and would love to know how you and your Zia prepare cauliflower and/or any other vegetables. 🙂

  2. I never would have thought of the sour cream topping for the cauliflower…makes your dish extra special. I hope you are feeling better now. By the way, I see you have changed to a new blogging platform.

    • I felt like a little freshness with cauliflower could work well 🙂 – Thank you Karen, I am finally back on my feet and can finally taste my food. Hurray! Yes, I’m really happy since I was approved by the BlogHer Publishing Network 😀

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