Air-Fried Whole Cauliflower with Yogurt and Almonds

Air-Fried Whole Cauliflower with Yogurt and Almonds

Crisp on the outside and beautifully tender on the inside, the cauliflower’s mild and slightly nutty taste is perfectly teamed up with the sweet currants, salty capers and yogurt.

1 hr 10 mins total time

20 mins active time

Easy

Serves 6-8

Ingredients


Measurements:

  • 2 lb head of cauliflower
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt

    to season

  • Freshly ground black pepper

    to season

For the yogurt dressing:

  • 1¼ cups (10½ oz) plain Greek-style yogurt
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

    to season

For the almond topping:

  • ¼ cup (2 fl oz) extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup (1½ oz) sliced almonds
  • ⅓ cup (2 oz) dried currants
  • ⅓ cup (1½ oz) capers
  • ¼ cup (¼ oz) flat-leaf parsley leaves

    finely chopped

Instructions

  • 1The oven will preheat. Meanwhile, continue to the next step.
  • 2Trim the base and remove the leaves.
  • 3Place the cauliflower in the center of the air fry basket and brush all over with the oil. This ensures it crisps evenly. Season with salt and pepper.
  • 4Once preheated, place the basket in rack position 5 and start the timer. Meanwhile, make the dressing.
  • 5Using a microplane, grate the garlic over the yogurt. Add the salt, season with pepper and whisk together. Cover and refrigerate.
  • 6The cauliflower should be well browned. To test if it's cooked, insert a small sharp knife or skewer right to the base, it should slide easily. If not, give it a bit more.
  • 7Heat the oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the almonds, stirring for 1 minute, or until golden. Add the currants and capers, stirring for 1 minute, or until the currants swell and the capers are lightly fried. Remove from the heat and add the parsley.
  • 8Serve the cauliflower topped with the yogurt dressing and spoon over the almond topping.