A Delicious, Healthy Side- Roasted Cauliflower

I am on a roasting vegetable kick. Broccoli, carrots, asparagus, you name it! My newest favorite is roasted cauliflower. I’ll have to admit cauliflower is not my favorite veggie raw and I really don’t cook with it often. This however is simple and so good. I could eat it everyday prepared this way. If you’re not into cauliflower, try it roasted. It’ll be on your veggie rotation in no time.

Cauliflower is a cruciferous vegetable responsible for helping to reduce risk of cancer due to it’s special antioxidant properties, anti-inflammatory effects, as well as it’s high fiber content. It is also an excellent source of Vitamin C! ONE cup of cooked cauliflower will provide you with almost all the Vitamin C you need in a day (92% to be exact). It is beneficial to include vegetables from the cruciferous vegetable family (also includes broccoli, cabbage, brussels sprouts) several times a week at minimum.

Cut that head of cauliflower into bite sized pieces

Toss it with your olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt & pepper and into the oven it goes!  Finish it with some parmesan. Delicious!

Nutritious Eats Benefits: Vitamin C, Vitamin K, folate, fiber

Have a great weekend!

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  1. Yuri says:

    That is one beautiful cauliflower :D I love roasted veggies and like your idea of sprinkling some parmesan on top.

  2. I love roasting vegetables, it adds such great flavor. This dish look so yummy!

  3. Ben says:

    I’m not a big cauliflower fan, but maybe I just need to have it in simple way like this recipe. I’ll give it a try :)

  4. Aggie says:

    I don’t know why but cauliflower is not one of my favorite veggies. I do try to like it though and don’t really mind it raw and dipped in something. :) My 6 year old son has been BEGGING for cauliflower lately. Isn’t that funny? I roasted some up for us recently but did not spruce it up like this, I totally should have! I bet that lemon really brightened it up. Looks delicious!

    (and thanks for all the info on how cauliflower is good for us, it helps!)

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  6. Ginger says:

    That looks yummy! :)

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  7. My kids are not big fans of this veggie. But I am sure they will eat it this way. Thanks for sharing this recipe.
    Thank you for linking up to our blog hop on tuesday

  8. Andrea Ahern says:

    Melanie, this is my favorite way to enjoy cauliflower as well. You have a lovely looking blog, thanks for visiting my blog so I could find yours! :-)

  9. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    This sounds delicious!

  10. Love this spin on roasted cauliflower with the lemon juice + topped with Parmesan cheese. Cauliflower has so many nutritional benefits, this sounds like a recipe everyone will love! Your blog has quicly become one of my favorites!
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