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Lemon Roasted Cauliflower

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A delicious Lemon Roasted Cauliflower recipe served as a side dish any time of year. Made with herbs and lemon, this easy roasted cauliflower recipe makes a delicious roasted vegetable side dish in just about 30 minutes

This Roasted Cauliflower recipes is one of the most popular ways to serve cauliflower. Roasted whole cauliflower with spices is one of the easiest dishes ever!

Roasted Cauliflower

Why This Recipe

This roasted cauliflower recipe can be made in about 30 minutes. It is a versatile side dish that brightens up and complements many dishes.

The result is a nice herb-seasoned side dish that is full of flavor, with fewer carbs than rice or potatoes. It also is a great source of vitamin C and vitamin K.

Cauliflower is a delicious vegetable and a nice side dish for beef, chicken and seafood. It is made easily with just.a few ingredients and is a nice  

Roasted Cauliflower with Lemon

The result is a delicious roasted cauliflower gently tossed with herbs for a lovely side dish that is not only tasty, but healthy. 

Lemon Cauliflower 

Ingredients For Lemon Roasted Cauliflower

Cauliflower  – You will want to pick a cauliflower that is firm with florets that are tightly packed. Do not use any that have black on it because it means it is starting to spoil.

Olive Oil – Use your favorite variety.

Lemon  – Use fresh if possible. 

Spices – for flavor 

Ingredients for Lemon Roasted Cauliflower

How to Make Lemon Roasted Cauliflower

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Wash the cauliflower and cut it into pieces. Toss with olive oil.
  2. Spread on a baking or cookie sheet and bake.
  3. Mix together lemon, oil, and herbs.
  4. Add the marinade and toss gently before serving. 


How to Make Lemon Roasted Cauliflower

This golden lemon Herb Roasted Cauliflower is tender and flavorful.

Roasted Cauliflower

Roasted Cauliflower with Lemon
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Lemon Roasted Cauliflower


  • 6 cups cauliflower florets
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 1 tablespoon parsley
  • 1 tablespoon rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon thyme
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  • Toss cauliflower in 2 tablespoons olive oil and spread evenly on baking pan
  • Roast 20-25 minutes until golden brown
  • Whisk together remaining olive oil, herbs, and seasonings except parsley
  • Toss with roasted cauliflower
  • Garnish with parsley
  • Serve and enjoy!

Timesaving Tips to make this perfect every time

  • You can wash and pre-chop your cauliflower a day ahead of time. 
  • For a different look, to the dish, the cauliflower can be sliced instead of left in florets.
  • Use prewashed cauliflowerets from the produce section to save time cutting.


Can You Freeze roasted cauliflower?

You can freeze the cooled roasted cauliflower in a sealable freezer bag and you can keep it in the freezer for up to three months

Can roasted cauliflower be reheated?

Yes, you can reheat in the oven or microwave.

Can you roast cauliflower in the air fryer?

Place washed and cut cauliflower in an air fryer basket and cook it at 390° for 8 minutes, stir to flip over, and cook another 7-8 minutes.


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Lemon Roasted Cauliflower


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Recipe Rating

Donna @ Modern on Monticello

Wednesday 11th of August 2021

I am still trying out new recipes for cauliflower so of course pinned this one because it sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing it. #HomeMattersParty