Oven Roasted Cauliflower with Garlic, Olive Oil & Lemon Juice

I made this last night and, with a few small modifications, it was awesome!

What you need:
1 medium cauliflower, cut into florets (about 1 1/2 inches in diameter
1/4 cup of EVOO
1 tablespoon of sliced garlic
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
1 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
2 tablespoons of grated parmesan cheese
Chopped chives for garnish

**FYI: I LOVE cheese. It’s my favorite food…therefore, 2 tablespoons wasn’t nearly enough cheese. Add more if you need to! I also didn’t have parmesan on hand…I used gruyere and a little bit of mozzarella. I would also add another clove of sliced garlic in there and a tad bit more lemon juice and salt. (Or add more salt and lemon juice after it comes out of the oven.)

What to do:
After cutting the cauliflower into florets, place it in a glass baking dish or roasting pan. (I suggest a baking dish so the lemon juice doesn’t leak all over the oven.)

Drizzle the olive oil over the cauliflower, then sprinkle the garlic slices over the top. Add the lemon juice, salt, and pepper.

Mix everything together so it’s all evenly coated.

**FYI: You could also mix the EVOO, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and pepper in a small bowl before adding it to the cauliflower. Oh, and because I’m impatient and don’t read the directions completely sometimes, I added the cheese at this step. It still came out wonderfully :).

Place the dish in the oven and cook for 15 minutes, stirring halfway through to ensure everything is baking evenly.

If you want browned cheese on top, take the dish out of the oven at this step, add the grated parmesan (or gruyere) and put under the broiler for a couple of minutes. But keep your eye on it!! It’s not necessary to brown the cheese, but it adds a little crispy wonderfulness to the dish.

Garnish with chives (or not) and serve immediately.

Enjoy!

**FYI: Make a more complete meal out of this by adding some chicken! Cut the chicken into bite size pieces, quickly brown it in a pan with some garlic salt (or just regular salt), pepper, and lemon juice and add to the cauliflower mixture before putting in the oven :). Yum!

Credit: http://zrecipe.blogspot.com/2013/12/oven-roasted-cauliflower-with-garlic.html?m=1

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