roasted cauliflower with orange zest and green onion

cauliflower is perhaps the forgotten vegetable at our house. each time i make it, i remind myself that it needs to become a stable at our house. this roasted cauliflower dish is so easy and use of the orange zest and lemon add a nice contrast to the roasted cauliflower. the dressing itself can be used on a wide range of roasted vegetables. the citrus heightens the flavors very well.


one large head of cauliflower

1-2 tbs extra virgin olive oil

kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

3 tbs green onion, coarsely chopped

3 tbs flat leave parsley, roughly chopped

zest on one orange

freshly squeezed juice of 1/2 a lemon


preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

core the cauliflower and cut the florets into uniform-sized pieces. place the florets in a large bowl with cold water and let stand for 20-30 minutes.

preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

place the cauliflower on a baking sheet or shallow baking dish, drizzle with the extra virgin olive oil and season with 1/2 a teaspoon of  kosher salt. toss to coat and spread them in a single layer. bake the cauliflower for about 30 minutes. turn the florets every 10 minutes or so and add one or two tablespoon of cold water each time, until they are tender and lightly browned, about 30 minutes.

meanwhile, combine the green onion, parsley, and orange zest and chop finely. remove the cauliflower from the oven and sprinkle evenly with the green onion mixture. spoon the cauliflower to a warm serving dish and drizzle with the lemon juice. season with salt and pepper. serve immediately.

bon appetit 

recipe source Essentials of Healthful Cooking, William Sonoma


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