Tossed in a lemon-garlic dressing, this delicious roasted cauliflower is healthy and naturally high in vitamin C.
To make the dressing, crush the garlic over a large bowl. Add the lemon zest, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Whisk in the olive oil. Set aside while you prepare the cauliflower.
To start the cauliflower, preheat your oven to 450° degrees Fahrenheit. Remove the large florets from the cauliflower and cut them into even-sized pieces. Any of the very large florets can be sliced in half. Place the cauliflower into the dressing and toss to coat.
To roast the cauliflower, line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Lay any flat pieces of cauliflower cut-side down, so they caramelize nicely. Roast for about 10 minutes before tossing. Return to the oven for about 3 or 4 minutes or until it is almost cooked through.
Once it is almost cooked through, grate some fresh parmesan cheese over top, if desired. Place back into the oven for another minute or so, just to melt the cheese.
*Note: For plant-based, garnish the finished cauliflower with a non-dairy parmesan, such as this Plant-Based Parmesan, or omit from the recipe.
Transfer to a serving dish and enjoy.
Keep in mind that the cauliflower will continue to cook, even after it comes out of the oven. When done, it should have a tiny bit of crunch to it. It should not be mushy.
Roasted cauliflower, whether it is served hot or cold, is delicious. It can be added to things such as salads, antipasto platters and frittatas. It can even be incorporated into soups.
Don’t have any lemons on hand? Easily substitute the lemon juice with white wine or champagne vinegar.