Garlic Lemon Roasted Cauliflower
Crispy roasted cauliflower with fresh garlic and lemon. Only 5 minutes to prepare, it’s the perfect easy side item to make with dinner!
I took a peak at my side item archive the other day and I couldn’t believe how bare it was. Only six recipes!
It’s strange because I love side items. As a vegetarian, sometimes that’s all I get to eat.
I guess when it comes to sharing the ones I make at home on a regular basis, they seem too simple. Like I feel kind of silly posting it. I mean, you can probably figure out how to make it by just reading the title. But as simple as it is, it’s one of my favorite side items to throw together for dinner during the week.
It’s crisp and crunchy with addicting garlicky lemony flavor.
Plus it takes all of five minutes to prepare.
Sometimes, if I’m lucky, Brandon will get home before me and have it ready to go when I walk in the door. Then I just pop it in the oven along with a few smashed seasoned potatoes, heat whatever vegetarian protein I have prepared and dinner is served.
But the main reason he knows how to make it is because we’ve had it a million times.
It’s a staple in our house that I’ve made for years and it never gets old. Hopefully you enjoy it as much as we do!
1 head of cauliflower
juice of 1-2 lemons, depending on your preferences
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons high heat oil (I use sunflower oil)
salt & pepper to taste
- Preheat the oven to 400°F and then wash the cauliflower and the lemons.
- Cut the cauliflower florets off the stem and chop into bite size pieces then transfer to a large bowl. Squeeze the juice of 1-2 lemons (2 if you like a stronger lemon flavor) and toss to coat.
- Next add the garlic and the oil and mix until oil is evenly distributed. Sprinkle cauliflower with salt & pepper then transfer to a dish or baking sheet for roasting.
- Cook in the oven for 15-20 minutes, depending on how hot your oven is. The cauliflower should be light golden brown when it’s ready.
What’s your favorite go-to side item?
Roasted cauliflower is a fave of mine! I have been using garlic mostly but I like the idea of lemon juice for seasoning. Will have to give it a go.
yum I really love roasted cauliflower. The lemon is a nice touch!
I love how simple this is! I need to tuck that one in my mind for dinners soon, cause I have not had the motivation to spend more than 15 minutes in my kitchen!
I love roasted cauliflower. It’s something I only started making a few months ago. My favorite sides are salads, roasted broccoli, shredded Brussels, baked squashes. Sides are the best!
This sounds delicious. Sometimes simple recipes are the best!
This looks so yummy! My husband and I switched to a Paleo dies a few months ago and I have been in search of some quick and easy recipes. I will definitely be adding this to the list!
Your 6 sides are still more than what I have on Spoons! But I mostly blame that on my insatiable sweet tooth :lol: Sides really are the best, though, especially when they involve roasted veggies. I love em so much, in fact, that I have to practice some serious self-control and make sure I don’t eat the entire pan in one sitting. Life is hard.
I can do this one!! Yes!!! Thank you for the easy recipe. :) I will be eating this one soon. Hope your week is going well.
I mean, I’m just in LOVE with this cauli dish!! I could eat that whole baking sheet in about 3 seconds flat and I love the short prep time. Side me up, baby!
P.S. It hasn’t been until this year that I’ve given side dishes any thought whatsoever…it’s like my brain has gone from not registering sides to full-tilt siding. whaaaaatishappening? Anyhoo, #cauliflowerfordayz!
Roasted cauliflower is a staple at our house too! Love this version with the lemon! It’s funny how I never think to share our staple recipes either … they do seem too simple but really those are the best kind!
Always nice to have a go-to veggie, and I just adore cauliflower! Definitely the perfect side to have up your sleeve.
Simple sides are the best sides! I think the reason I never post side dishes is because I’m too lazy to make them :) Pinning this and going to make it ASAP!