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Cilantro-Lime Roasted Cauliflower

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Any easy, delicious side dish

This cilantro lime roasted cauliflower is one of my new favorite veggie bowls when the weather gets cold. I could seriously eat an entire bowl of this and call it a day.

To change things up from my usual recipe, I added some lime juice, a little zest and finished it with cilantro. The results were wonderful! Try this as a side with pork, steak, chicken or lamb.

Cilantro-Lime Roasted Cauliflower

4.75 from 4 votes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Yield: 4 servings
Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups


  • 6 heaping cups cauliflower florets from 1-1/2 pound cauliflower cut into 1-inch florets
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • kosher salt to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp lime zest
  • 1 tbsp chopped cilantro


  • Preheat the oven to 450°F.
  • Smash the garlic cloves with the side of the knife.
  • Place the cauliflower florets and smashed garlic on a large rimmed baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil.
  • Season with cumin, salt, and crushed red pepper flakes.
  • Sprinkle evenly over cauliflower, tossing well to coat evenly.
  • Bake in the center of the oven until browned and tender, about 25-30 minutes, turning the florets occasionally so they are evenly cooked.
  • Remove from the oven, squeeze with lime juice and top with lime zest and cilantro; serve warm.

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Serving: 1 1/2 cups, Calories: 133 kcal, Carbohydrates: 9 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 11 g, Sodium: 46 mg, Fiber: 4 g


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46 comments on “Cilantro-Lime Roasted Cauliflower”

  1. I know this recipe has been out for a while, but I just tried it today after discovering that I like roasted cauliflower. It is so good! They had beautiful huge heads of cauliflower fresh from our local farmers market. I don’t know how many cups I had, but I’m sure it was at least six.

    I used two tablespoons of Greek olive oil (a very grassy flavored one) and the seasonings and mixed it all together in a bowl rather than my hands. It’s delicious. I wish I had found it sooner!