Roasted Lemon-Parmesan Cauliflower with Capers

Roasted Lemon-Parmesan Cauliflower with Capers

5 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2012

Roasted cauliflower and lemon segments tossed with Parmesan and capers makes an easy side dish. Pair it with roast chicken.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 1 lemon
  • 1 large head cauliflower, trimmed and cut into bite-size florets
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • ½ cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese, plus more for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons capers, rinsed


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  1. Position rack in lower third of oven; preheat to 450°F. Coat a large rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. With a sharp knife, remove skin and white pith from lemon and discard. Working over a small bowl, cut the lemon segments from their surrounding membranes, letting the segments drop into the bowl. Drain the juice from the segments.
  3. Toss the lemon segments, cauliflower, oil, salt and pepper on the baking sheet and spread evenly. Roast until starting to soften and brown, stirring once halfway through, 25 to 30 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle Parmesan and capers over the cauliflower; stir to combine. Serve garnished with more Parmesan, if desired.
  • Easy cleanup: Recipes that require cooking spray can leave behind a sticky residue that can be hard to clean. To save time and keep your baking sheet looking fresh, line it with a layer of foil before you apply the cooking spray.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: about 1 cup
  • Per serving: 164 calories; 10 g fat(3 g sat); 5 g fiber; 13 g carbohydrates; 8 g protein; 126 mcg folate; 7 mg cholesterol; 5 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 97 IU vitamin A; 112 mg vitamin C; 179 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 424 mg sodium; 675 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (187% daily value), Folate (32% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 2 fat

Reviews 5

August 15, 2015
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By: EatingWell User
I single-handedly ate a whole head of cauliflower. Super dope. Happened to have all ingredients on hand when I read this and decided to give it a go. I was planning on saving it for a date I have coming over in about an hour. Yeah right. I just ate all that schnizz.
May 15, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
Surprise Cauliflower Haters This is a quick and easy vegetable that has a big impact. Even friends who hate cauliflower liked this. Lots of flavor and a good addition to any meal. Pros: Easy
February 09, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
such a different flavor Is easy, and even good cold will make again Pros: easy
April 04, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
This is an unbelievably delicious recipe. Tender subtle flavored cauliflower with lemon, capers and parmesan cheese - it doesn't get any better than this! I have shared this recipe with so many friends. Pros: It is delicious and easy to prepare Cons: It takes some time to cook in the oven.
April 03, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
Wonderful! Wonderful recipe!! I used two lemons the second time around because I loved the roasted lemon flavor. Capers add a nice salty taste, but don't hesitate to make this if you don't have them in the pantry. It's delicious either way.
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