Recipe Sides & Savoury Snacks

Crispy Cauliflower Leaves

crispy cauliflower leaves reduce food waste


Leftover cauliflower leaves from 1 – 2 heads cauliflower

1/2 tsp sea salt

1 tbsp homemade harissa paste (recipe here)


Preheat the oven to 180ºC

Thoroughly wash the cauliflower leaves and strip the stalks (you can leave these on however they’re a little crunchy)

Massage the harissa and salt into the leaves then place on a lined baking tray, bake for 15-18 minutes until crispy



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  • Hannah Fortey
    January 28, 2021 at 7:08 pm

    Last year my husband commented that throwing the leaves in the compost seemed to be a waste. And we already roasted kale so would this be no different? And it wasn’t! Proper yummy and no more cauliflower leaves in the compost!

    • lucyandlentils
      January 29, 2021 at 10:21 am

      Hey Hannah, that’s great to hear! Thank you so much for using my recipe, hopefully save those leaves from the compost for good. If you don’t have harissa in, you can always just use good old olive oil, salt & pepper and it’ll still be delicious.