Here I am still trying to focus on healthy eating this week and we had a few heads of cauliflower burning a hole in the fridge. Well not really, but they were certainly crying out to be eaten. I was happy to oblige with this Garlic Parmesan Cauliflower dish that I came across on Pinterest (of course).
I’m not sure about you, but cauliflower seems to be a very trendy food these days. (Sorry kale.) And there are TONS of fabulous dishes out there that transform this veggie. And while I was dying to coat the florets in cheese or fry them up, it just wasn’t the healthy recipe I needed. And roasting seemed like the best plan for me.
Seriously this dish couldn’t be easier. Just wash a head of cauliflower, cut out the stem and separate the cauliflower into bite-sized florets. Then toss the florets with olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, salt and pepper. Roast them for 20 minutes (if convecting) or 25 minutes (if using conventional baking). Then top with freshly grated Parmesan cheese, bake for a couple of minutes until it’s melted and serve while still warm.
Easy right?! And seriously you could start popping the cauliflower like candy! It’s sooo yummmy. The little bit of lemon juice brightens the flavors and the garlic gives a lovely overall flavor with every bite but not too garlic-y. And the Parmesan adds a fabulous salty balance. Please tell me you’ll be making this as your next side dish!
Click here for the recipe and step by step instructions…you can thank me later.
A look back:
One year ago: Learning to Love Salads – Part 15: Kale Salad with Warm Cranberry Vinaigrette
Two years ago: Jalapeno Cream Cheese Poppers – An Appetizer I Can Get Behind
Three years ago: Chicken Enchiladas – Lightened Up Comfort Food
Four years ago: Granola Goodness