The Edgy Veg

Whole Roasted Cauliflower

If you have a BBQ grill at home, it is time to experiment with your favorite plant-based recipes. For this recipe, we are turning a plain cauliflower into a whole roasted cauliflower rotisserie. You don’t have to just roast chicken on a spit anymore (yes, really, that is what it’s called), you can still get all that smokey, juicy, and herby flavors we all love in a BBQ. When cauliflower is cooked with the right cooking method, it can absorb so much different flavors and create this beautiful buttery texture.

Related Post: 40+ Best Thanksgiving Recipes 2022

 Pro Tips:

  • Evenly brush over the cauliflower while roasting every 5-mins until golden brown.
  • Toasting the fennel and cumin seeds in a pan will enhance the flavors prior to mixing all the spices together.
  • If you don’t have a BBQ grill, you can use an oven instead.

Other Recipes to pair with this recipe:

Related Post: Smoked Cauliflower Recipe

cauliflower rotisserie

the best vegan bbq

5.0 from 2 reviews
Vegan BBQ Recipes - Rotisserie Cauliflower
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
BBQ grills are not just made for grilling meat, but grilling vegetables! There are so many great ways you can cook with plant-based ingredients and cauliflower is no stranger to the BBQ grill. In under 35-mins, I will show you how you can transform a simple cauliflower into a juicy, buttery rotisserie fiesta.
Recipe type: Lunch
Cuisine: American
  1. Fix your barbecue with your rotisserie kit, and pre-heat your grill or barbecue to medium heat 375F.
  2. In a small pan, toast fennel and cumin seeds for a minute over low-medium heat. Remove from heat and crush with a mortar and pestle.
  3. Reduce heat to low, add crushed seeds and butter and melt. Add 2 smashed garlic cloves, and cook for about 5 minutes, infusing the butter. Remove from heat. Whisk in onion powder, paprika, maple syrup, black pepper, and salt, and set aside.
  4. Bring vegetable broth to a boil in a large pot, add turmeric, and add the cauliflower head. Boil for 2-3 mins, and remove from the pot. Allow it to drain and cool slightly in a colander.
  5. Place one holding fork on the spit rod tines and slowly and carefully insert the stem end of the cauliflower head. Place another holding fork on rod and carefully and slowly insert through the other side of the cauliflower. Adjust the forks and tighten screws, testing the balance. Fine-tune as necessary. Attach spit over grill. Turn on motor. Close lid.
  6. Rotisserie the cauliflower, basting with the garlic butter every 5 mins or so for 15-20 mins, or when tender and golden brown.
  7. Meanwhile, in a medium-large bowl, whisk together olive oil, vinegar, garlic, and chili flakes. Add arugula, herbs of choice, nuts/seeds, and whisk to combine. Taste and season with salt.
  8. Carefully remove heads of cauliflower from rod tines. To serve, arrange the arugula on a large plate, serving dish or tray. Top with whole cauliflower, or cut in half or quarters. Sprinkle with the herb salad.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 4




Hey welcome to The Edgy Veg – we veganize popular food recipes for vegans, plant-based diets, eco-conscious eaters & people who are on a mission to prevent animal cruelty! We hope you enjoy this tasty vegan recipe!

Looking For More Vegan BBQ Recipes?

Made this recipe? Let me know what you think by leaving a ★★★★★ star rating & comment below. It truly helps me & I really appreciate any support! Feel free to share your food photos on social and tag me @edgyveg so I don’t miss it! 

Order Edgy Veg Cookbook

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Rate this recipe:  


Cookbook on sale now

cook book

Easy Eats