Roasted Purple Cauliflower with Gouda

Roasted Purple Cauliflower with Gouda

A bright, nutty, savory side dish with a meaty complexion. I don't care what people say: you can taste the purple!!
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Place cauliflower into a covered container. Add a bit of lemon zest if desired and all of the lemon juice. Add enough oil to lightly coat florets. Add garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Cover the container and shake well.
  2. Step 2

    Leave at room temperature to marinate for 1 to 5 hours.
  3. Step 3

    Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  4. Step 4

    Transfer cauliflower to a baking dish.
  5. Step 5

    Bake, uncovered, in the preheated oven until florets turn dark purple and start to brown, about 30 minutes. Sprinkle with Gouda cheese and bake for 5 more minutes. Serve immediately or save for later.