Garlicky Oven Roasted Purple Cauliflower with A Splash of Lemon Juice
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How to roast purple cauliflower in the oven. A simple and healthy way of enjoying all the health benefits of cauliflower and garlic. Eat as a side dish or enjoy as a light vegan snack or meal.
Recipe type: Side Dish, Vegetable
Cuisine: Vegetarian, Vegan, Side Dish
Serves: 4-6
  • 1 head of purple cauliflower (weight was 700 gm or 1.5 lb)
  • 2 tbsp good quality olive oil
  • 1-2 tsp granulated garlic, adjust to taste (I used 2)
  • sea salt to taste
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • fresh lemon juice, optional
  1. Preheat the oven to 200c or 390f and line a baking sheet with baking paper or aluminum foil. In a bowl combine the olive oil, granulated garlic, sea salt, and pepper. Remove all the leaves from the cauliflower, cut into small even sided florets and toss them with the mixed oil and spices until well coated. Lay on prepared baking sheet and roast in center of oven.
  2. Total roasting time will depend on the size of florets but they should be roasted until fork tender. I roasted mine for about 8 on one side then flipped for a further 8 minutes. Splash with freshly squeezed lemon juice before serving if desired.
This recipe and method can be used for white cauliflower as well.
Recipe by Spicie Foodie ™ at