Roasted Cauliflower with Olives and Lemon

This roasted cauliflower with olives and lemon matches the mild taste of the cauliflower against the tangy green olives and lemon zest.  This is one of those dishes that shine because of the simple, natural flavors.  Roasting enhances the flavors even more.   A beautiful dish that can be served year round!

Roasted Cauliflower with Olives and Lemon

This roasted cauliflower with olives and lemon is so perfect in its simplicity. The roasting just enhances the natural flavors. Wonderful side dish any time of the year!
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Course: Side
Cuisine: Vegetable
Keyword: Cauliflower, Roasting
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 168kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower cut into 2-inch florets
  • 1/3 cup good-quality olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 3/4 cup pitted green olives
  • Kosher or sea salt (about 1/2 teaspoon, to taste)
  • Freshly ground black pepper about 1/2 teaspoon, to taste

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 400F.
  • In a roasting pan, combine the cauliflower, olive oil, lemon zest, and olives.
  • Season with salt and pepper and toss to mix well.
  • Spread the ingredients in a single layer.
  • Bake, stirring occasionally, until browned and tender when pierced with a fork, about 20 minutes (keep an eye on it).
  • Transfer to a serving dish and serve at once.

Nutrition

Calories: 168kcal
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