Roasted cauliflower looks amazing, but tastes even better!

You’d be forgiven for thinking this roasted cauliflower is a fresh loaf of bread at first glance. The crisped exterior is a beautiful golden brown thanks to a coat of olive oil with a pinch of kosher salt. But the recipe really comes alive with the fresh lemon vinaigrette, adding savory flavor with a tangy kick that’ll keep you coming back for more. Unlike a loaf of bread, though, this completely Gluten-Free recipe won’t make you have to worry about packing on the carbs! Give this recipe a try and if you like it, tell us in the comment section below or share it with your friends and family!

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INGREDIENTS

1 Cauliflower, full head
1 Tbsp Olive oil
1 Tsp Kosher Salt

Dressing

1 Tbsp Olive oil
2 Tbsp Lemon juice
Pepper, to taste
1 Tsp Capers

DIRECTIONS

Step 1 - Roasted Cauliflower

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Start by preheating your oven to 450° F then rinse cauliflower head. While keeping the head intact, trim the outer leaves of the cauliflower.
Step 2 - Roasted Cauliflower

step #2

Oil the baking dish and lightly oil cauliflower with fingers. Rub oil into the crevasses to ensure it is evenly coated.
Step 3 - Roasted Cauliflower

step #3

Season with salt and place in the baking dish core-side down as pictured.
Step 4 - Roasted Cauliflower

step #4

Depending on the size of the cauliflower, bake for 60-75 minutes. The cauliflower is cooked when it looks brown and crusty and the inside is tender.
Step 5 - Roasted Cauliflower

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In a small bowl, whisk together ingredients to make the vinaigrette.
Step 6 - Roasted Cauliflower

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Once the cauliflower is fully cooked, coat it in vinaigrette. Give it time to soak in through the crevasses.
Step 7 - Roasted Cauliflower

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Ready to serve!

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Did you know?

Cauliflower is loaded with antioxidants and phytonutrients like you wouldn’t believe. Vitamin C, beta-carotene, kaempferol, quercetin, rutin, cinnamic acid… the list goes on. Antioxidants provide your cells with a strong defense against attack from reactive oxygen species, AKA the bad stuff we want to avoid from pollutants, stress, and free radicals. Free radicals in particular can be a cancer risk if left unchecked. The solution? Eat more cauliflower!

Let us know what you think of this recipe in the comments below. Not sure what to try next? Here are few great cauliflower recipes to get you inspired: Buffalo Cauliflower Wings Recipe, Spicy Shrimp and Cauliflower Rice Bowl, and Spanish Riced Cauliflower.

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