Cheesy Lemon & Garlic Baked Cauliflower ~ Meatless Monday

I’m sure you’ve been seeing a lot of cauliflower recipes lately, after all, cauliflower is the new kale!

I love this veggie and have posted many cauli recipes (check them out here, here, here, here, here and here) but even still, it can get repetitive.  Long gone are the days of boiled or steamed cauliflower.  Baking gives it a nice crispy texture and adding fresh ingredients gives it a ton of flavour.

Did you know that if you add lemon juice when cooking cauliflower it reduces that smell?  If you’re not a fan of cauliflower because of that, try out this recipe – I swear you’ll be converted!

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Serves 4

1 medium head of cauliflower, cut into florets
3 Tbsp olive oil
3 Tbsp parmesan cheese*
1-2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice (1/2 lemon)
5 cloves of garlic, roasted
1 tsp onion powder
2 Tbsp fresh parsley or chives

Preheat oven to 425F.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Cut cauliflower into florets and rinse.  Transfer to a large mixing bowl.CauliflowerAdd olive oil, parmesan, lemon juice, garlic, onion powder and S&P to a blender and blend until smooth.  Lemon Roasted Garlic Sauce Lemon Roasted Garlic Sauce2Pour over cauliflower, add parsley and mix until evenly coated.Roasted CauliflowerBake for 15 minutes.  Flip and bake again for 15 minutes.

Cheesy Lemon & Garlic Baked Cauliflower for your next Meatless Monday! Click To Tweet

Remove from oven and enjoy!Lemon Roasted Garlic Baked Cauliflower*Make this vegan by substituting nutritional yeast or dairy-free cheese for the parmesan.

Nutritional Info per Serving
151 Calories, 10g Carbs, 4g Fibre, 6g Net Carbs, 11g Fat, 5g Protein, 3g Sugar

Please Note:  Nutritional info is gathered from MyFitnessPal and may vary depending on your ingredients.  Therefore, it is not always 100% accurate and meant to be used as a reference only.


  • GiGi Eats September 29, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    I love love love roasted cauliflower – so so so good, Mmmmmm! BUT cauliflower also….. Makes me SUPER gassy! LOL!

    • happyhealthfreak September 29, 2015 at 2:51 pm

      LOL..yeah cauliflower and broccoli NOT first date approved foods 😀


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