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!
Healthy and Delicious
- 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.