Roasted Cauliflower

Roasted Cauliflower

This cauliflower recipe uses garlic, olive oil, sea salt, and lemon juice. The roasting process caramelizes the cauliflower, making it sweet and nutty.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 425 F.
  2. Step 2

    Cut cauliflower into florets of roughly the same size. Toss with olive oil and garlic.
  3. Step 3

    Spread out in an even layer on a sturdy baking sheet. Sprinkle with sea salt. Roast 10 minutes.
  4. Step 4

    Turn and roast another 5 to 15 minutes, until cauliflower is browned and tender when pierced with a fork. The length of time for roasting depends on how big the cauliflower pieces are, how hot the oven is (oven temperatures vary), what type of baking sheet you are using (a cast iron pan will roast quicker than aluminum, for example) and which rack in the oven you are using. Your best bets are to check the cauliflower after 5 minutes on the second side, then continue roasting if necessary.
  5. Step 5

    Squeeze lemon juice over cauliflower. Taste, and add salt and pepper, if necessary.
  6. Step 6

    Serve immediately.   Cauliflower is an extremely nutritious vegetable and is a smart addition to any family meal. Cauliflower is a member of the cruciferous vegetable (or Brassicaceae ) family along with broccoli, cabbage, kale, Brussels sprouts, and some other less common varieties.