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

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2012


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Recipe Summary

40 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Position rack in lower third of oven; preheat to 450 degrees F. Coat a large rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 Facts

164 calories; protein 8.2g; carbohydrates 12.8g; dietary fiber 4.9g; sugars 4.6g; fat 10.4g; saturated fat 3g; cholesterol 7.2mg; vitamin a iu 96.7IU; vitamin c 111.7mg; folate 125.5mcg; calcium 178.9mg; iron 1.2mg; magnesium 40.1mg; potassium 675mg; sodium 424.1mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

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Rating: 5 stars
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. Read More
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such a different flavor Is easy and even good cold will make again Pros: easy Read More
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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. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
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 Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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. Read More