Roasted cauliflower with garlic, bay & lemon

Roasted cauliflower with garlic, bay & lemon

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(11 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 8

This quick and healthy recipe offers an alternative to covering your cauliflower in cheese

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal96
  • fat7g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs5g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre2g
  • protein5g
  • salt0.03g
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  • 2 heads cauliflower, cut into even bite-size pieces



    A brassica, like cabbage and broccoli, cauliflower is a mass of tiny, tightly packed flower…

  • 1 garlic bulb, split into cloves, unpeeled



    Part of the lily, or alium, family, of which onions are also a member, garlic is one of the most…

  • 6 bay leaves, stalks removed, finely chopped
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • zest and juice 1 lemon



    Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Place the cauliflower, garlic and bay leaves in a large bowl, toss with the oil, zest and juice and season generously. Spread evenly onto a baking sheet (use 2 if you need to). Roast for 20 mins, turning halfway, until al dente and caramelised.

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12th Sep, 2011
messed around with this a bit by adding chantenay and normal carrots halved lengthways and with the big carrots chopped into same size as smaller carrots. crushed and toasted some corriander seeds and chucked these in. as i expected this would take longer to cook than stated, part way through i added red onion wedges and courgettes, bit extra olive oil and peeled chopped garlic. leftovers next day, tossed in shredded ham and topped with grated gruyere then popped in microwave for 3 mins or so. great way to use up any extras for a quick dinner.
24th Nov, 2010
My friend made this over the weekend from the easy food for a crowd spead page 102 December 2010 she said that all the recipes went together fantastically and would be great for an easy boxing day buffet which is healthy and mainly prepared ahead.
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