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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Step 7 - Roasted Cauliflower

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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Preheat oven to 450° F. Wash the head of cauliflower under running water. Trim off the outer leaves, keeping the head intact.
Step 2 - Roasted Cauliflower

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With your fingers, rub a little olive oil into the bottom of an oven-safe baking dish, and rub the remainder all over the cauliflower, working the oil into the crevasses as best you can.
Step 3 - Roasted Cauliflower

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Sprinkle with salt and place core-side down in the baking dish.
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Bake for 60 to 75 minutes, depending on the size of the head. When the exterior is brown and crusty and the center soft, it’s cooked. If you like, transfer to a serving dish.
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While the cauliflower is cooking, whisk together your vinaigrette ingredients.
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When the cauliflower is cooked, drizzle the vinaigrette over top with a spoon. Take your time and let it soak in.
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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