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!!
- Serves: 4 persons
- 1head purple cauliflower, cut into small florets
- 1medium lemon, zested and juiced
- 1cup grated Gouda cheese
- 4cloves garlic, minced
- 1tablespoon olive oil, or as needed
- salt and cracked black pepper to taste
Step 1Place 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.
Step 2Leave at room temperature to marinate for 1 to 5 hours.
Step 3Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
Step 4Transfer cauliflower to a baking dish.
Step 5Bake, 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.