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Roasted Cauliflower with Lemon Zest

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5 from 6 votes
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Serves 4
I love roasted cauliflower as a simple side dish or as the starting point to a main meal - pastas, pizzas, curries, you name it! Below is my foolproof way to roast it.


  • 1 medium cauliflower
  • extra-virgin olive oil, for roasting
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, for sprinkling
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley


  • Preheat the oven to 425°F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Break the cauliflower into bite-sized florets. Toss with olive oil, salt, and pepper and spread evenly onto the baking sheet. Roast for 25 to 30 minutes or until browned around the edges.
  • Season to taste with more salt and pepper and toss with lemon zest and parsley. Or keep it plain and use it in any recipe that calls for roasted cauliflower.