In this quick three-ingredient recipe you coat a whole head of cauliflower with mayonnaise and curry paste, then cover and cook it in the microwave. The results are amazing! Try it with any type of curry paste.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2012


Recipe Summary

20 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Remove leaves from cauliflower and trim the woody core. Place the whole head in a microwave-safe glass bowl large enough to hold it.

  • Mix mayonnaise and curry paste in a small bowl. Spread the mixture evenly over the cauliflower.

  • Cover the bowl with a microwave-safe plate. Microwave on High until tender, 6 to 9 minutes. Let stand, covered, for 2 minutes more. To serve, cut into 4 portions or break into bite-size pieces.

Nutrition Facts

103 calories; protein 2g; carbohydrates 12.3g; dietary fiber 1.8g; sugars 3.5g; fat 5.8g; saturated fat 1g; cholesterol 7.5mg; vitamin a iu 63.8IU; vitamin c 42.6mg; folate 52.2mcg; calcium 23.5mg; iron 0.4mg; magnesium 13.9mg; potassium 271.4mg; sodium 444.3mg; thiamin 0.1mg; added sugar 1g.

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  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
This was delicious! I loved this recipe. I had made my own red curry paste and was looking for an interesting and different way to use it. The flavor was tremendous! Pros: It's easy once you have curry paste Cons: You have to have a good curry paste Read More
Rating: 3 stars
Question Plate? Why use a plate? Can I just cover the top of the bowl with plastic wrap nuke it then serve it on a plate? Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Fantastic-MUST try This was an absolute hit. My husband was hesitant because he thought the mayo/curry was an odd combination...boy was he wrong and he admitted it! This couldn't be less difficult. I used Thai red curry paste. It has now made it's way as weekly dish in my family. And very versatile. It doesn't even have to be served with Asian food. Can't say enough great things about it! Give it a try you'll love it! Pros: Extremely easy Cons: none Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Must Try!! This was a truly fantastic recipe. Even my kids who wouldn't typically eat cauliflower loved it! While I was making it my husband told me to remember he didn't like cauliflower too much. When he tried it he was amazed. I used the Hellman's Canola Oil mayo (no cholesterol) and I didn't have curry past but used the curry powder I had. I will make this again and again. It was so easy as well. Pros: Really easy really delicious Read More
Rating: 4 stars
really easy fast good and microwavable I'd bought cauliflower to roast for guests but my oven died! I did a quick search for microwave cauliflower and I saw and made this one. It was fantastic and easy and quick and microwavable! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I was looking for a recipie that would help me like cauliflower and was attracted to this one because of the healthful currie. It sounded and looked so weird that I decided to try it. I was amazed and have been trying to find the recipie all week am so happy I located it again. Pros: Great way to make an otherwise boring veggie Read More