Melting Cauliflower with Lemon, Feta & Oregano

Lemon zest and fresh oregano make this melt-in-your-mouth cauliflower recipe come alive. Low-sodium chicken broth cuts down on the salt, and feta makes it creamy. 

a plate of the Melting Cauliflower
Photo: Photographer: Brie Goldman Food Stylist: Lauren McAnelly Prop Stylist: Holly Raibikis
Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 5 mins


  • 8 cups large (1 inch) cauliflower florets (1-1 1/4 pounds)

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • ½ cup low-sodium chicken broth

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 medium clove garlic, grated

  • ¼ cup crumbled feta

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano

  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest

  • Cracked black pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.

  2. Toss cauliflower, oil, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Spread in a 9-by-13-inch metal baking pan (do not use a glass pan, which could shatter). Roast, turning once, until browned in spots and very soft, about 40 minutes.

  3. Whisk broth, lemon juice and garlic together in a glass measuring cup. Carefully pour the mixture into the pan. Continue roasting until the broth is reduced by half, 10 to 15 minutes more.

  4. Meanwhile, combine feta, oregano, lemon zest and cracked pepper to taste in a small bowl. Sprinkle over the cauliflower before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

147 Calories
10g Fat
12g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1 cup
Calories 147
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 6g 12%
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Vitamin A 61IU 1%
Vitamin C 107mg 119%
Vitamin D 2IU 1%
Vitamin E 1mg 9%
Folate 126mcg 32%
Vitamin K 34mcg 28%
Sodium 305mg 13%
Calcium 102mg 8%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 36mg 9%
Potassium 661mg 14%
Zinc 1mg 9%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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