Roasted Cauliflower Brain With Green Slime Hummus And Dead Man’s Finger Sandwiches

Recipe courtesy of Watercress.

Happy October and welcome to a month filled with scares and frights, so that must mean one thing then; Halloween is on its way Arrrggg!!

Today I have a fun and scary Halloween recipe to share with you. Perfect for sharing with the Children any day this month:

Roasted Cauliflower Brain with Green Slime Hummus and Dead Man’s Finger Sandwiches, how spookiness-ly cool!?

Autumn is here I am sharing a recipe suitable for the month of October and Halloween!

Scary, eh!?

Roasted Cauliflower Brain with Green Slime Hummus and Dead Man’s Finger Sandwiches:

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 1.5 hours


  • 1 whole cauliflower
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 150ml white wine
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 tbsp tomato ketchup

For The Green Slime:

  • 50g watercress, roughly chopped
  • 2 tins chickpeas in water
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp tahini
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 6 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt

For The Dead Man’s Fingers:

  • 1/2 a loaf of thin-sliced white bread, crusts removed
  • Soft butter or margarine
  • 150g cream cheese
  • 50g whole almonds


1. Preheat oven to 150°C. Trim the leaves from the cauliflower and cut its base flat so that it sits upright. Rub all over with olive oil. Place the cauliflower into an ovenproof casserole dish and pour over the white wine. Cover tightly with foil and bake for 1.5 hours. Check after 1 hour and brush on more oil if cauliflower seems dry. After the time is up, remove from the oven and insert a long knife into the centre of the cauliflower, ensuring that it is cooked all the way through. Leave to cool.

2. While the cauliflower is in the oven, make the hummus. Drain and rinse the chickpeas and place into a blender with the watercress, garlic, tahini, lemon juice, ground coriander and a

pinch of salt. Blend until smooth, gradually adding olive oil. Taste and adjust seasoning and lemon juice if necessary.

3. To make the finger sandwiches, gently flatten the slices of bread with a rolling pin to make them more pliable. Spread each slice with a little butter or margarine and some cream cheese. Roll up the sandwiches, then use a blunt knife to make indentations to form the knuckles. Trim one end of each roll into a V shape and use a little cream cheese to stick on an almond fingernail.

4. Once the cauliflower has cooled, use a sharp knife to carefully cut a hollow, creating a bowl in the top. Fill this with the green hummus, then mix the ketchup with a little warm water and drizzles over the sides of the cauliflower to look like blood.

5. Serve the cauliflower brain with the dead man’s fingers on the side for dipping.

What do you think?

Fancy making some Roasted Cauliflower Brain with Green Slime Hummus and Dead Man’s Finger Sandwiches?

Do not forget to leave your thoughts in the comment box below.

Recipe and image credits c/o: For equally delicious but slightly less gruesome recipes featuring the chairman of the chopping board, visit Watercress


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  1. Heather{Our Life In a Click}
    3rd October 2017 / 12:12 am

    This is so fun! Sounds tasty too!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      4th October 2017 / 5:50 am

      Thanks for the comment Heather 🙂

  2. Tamar SB
    3rd October 2017 / 12:56 am

    Ok – that is a trip!!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      4th October 2017 / 5:51 am

      Thanks for stopping by Tamar 🙂

  3. Marie Blackburn
    9th October 2017 / 3:06 pm

    What a creepy but fabulous and delicious idea for a Halloween party! Claire, your Roasted Cauliflower Brain is my recipe feature this week at the Talk Of The Town Party. See you Tuesday evening!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      16th October 2017 / 8:25 pm

      Thanks for hosting and the feature 🙂

  4. Julie's Creative Lifestyle
    10th October 2017 / 8:54 pm

    This appetizer is so cool Claire. Thanks for sharing at C&C with J&J

    • Clairejustine oxox
      16th October 2017 / 8:25 pm

      Thanks for hosting Julie 🙂

    • Clairejustine oxox
      16th October 2017 / 8:25 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Jess 🙂

  5. Beverly Roderick
    14th October 2017 / 12:04 am

    Your Halloween food ideas are terrific. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle. Pinning.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      16th October 2017 / 8:25 pm

      Thank you, it is a guest post 🙂

  6. Erlene - My Pinterventures
    22nd October 2017 / 11:40 pm

    I this idea and title of your recipe…lol. Will be including this in my MM round-up this week. Thanks for sharing your recipe with us.

  7. Innocent Mk
    24th December 2017 / 6:48 am

    After you have mixed the colors into the slime if you discover that you want a deeper color merely add another 3 or 4 drops of the food coloring and mix it once

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