Lemon Garlic Roasted Cauliflower
If you love citrus, you're going to fall hard for this Lemon Garlic Roasted Cauliflower! Deliciously caramelized and bursting with savory garlic, fresh lemon, and a bit of Parmesan, you might just forget how healthy it really is!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
- 1 head cauliflower cut into florets (about 8 cups)
- 1 lemon juiced and zested
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 3 teaspoons fresh parsley chopped, divided
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese shaved or grated
- Crushed red pepper flakes for garnish
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper; set aside.
Place cauliflower florets in a large bowl. In a separate small bowl, whisk together lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, and 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped parsley. Drizzle the oil blend over the cauliflower and toss to coat.
Spread florets out in a single layer on the baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
Roast for 35-40 minutes, stirring cauliflower and rotating the pan halfway through bake time, until tender and golden, with some bits starting to caramelize.
Sprinkle parmesan over cauliflower and return to oven for 5 additional minutes until cheese has melted. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 3-4 minutes before transferring to a serving dish.
Garnish with lemon zest, fresh parsley, and red pepper flakes as desired.
Calories: 100kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 356mg | Potassium: 294mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 65IU | Vitamin C: 48.4mg | Calcium: 122mg | Iron: 0.5mg