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Zesty Lemon Roasted Cauliflower

Cauliflower florets brushed with a simple lemon dressing and roasted, this zesty lemon roasted cauliflower make a healthy and delicious appetiser.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Continental
Servings: 4 as appetizer
Calories: 69kcal


  • ½ kg cauliflower cut into florets
  • 1 lemon juice and zest
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp cumin powder
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • Salt to taste


  • Pre-heat oven to 180ºC
  • Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  • Soak the cauliflower florets in hot water with a little salt for 5 minutes. This is a practice that I have inherited from my mother and it helps to clean them thoroughly.
  • In a large bowl, combine together the lemon juice, zest, olive oil and spice. Whisk.
  • Drain and add the cauliflower florets to the bowl. Toss such that all the florets are coated with the dressing.
  • Spread them on the baking tray and bake for 20 mins.
  • Give the florets a turn and bake for another 10 mins or until done.
  • I love these roasted cauliflower florets just as is but you can serve them with a dipping sauce of your choice.


I use simple everyday spices for the roast. For a twist, try with spice rubs like Italian mix or bbq spice mix.


Calories: 69kcal | Carbohydrates: 8.6g | Protein: 2.8g | Fat: 3.8g | Saturated Fat: 0.6g | Fiber: 3.8g | Sugar: 3.4g