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Spiced Roasted Cauliflower

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  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


An ultra healthy vegetable-filled snack or side, this roasted cauliflower is bursting with flavors like lemon, garlic, paprika, cumin, and coriander.



  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 teaspoons coriander
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Fresh ground pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Chop the cauliflower into bite-sized florets. Mince the garlic. Zest 1 lemon.
  2. In a large bowl, combine cauliflower, garlic, and lemon zest with the cumin, coriander, paprika,      red pepper flakes, olive oil, kosher salt, and fresh ground pepper. Stir to coat evenly.
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place the cauliflower onto the sheet. Bake until tender, about 40 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. To serve, squeeze over fresh lemon juice and if desired, add additional kosher salt to taste. Serve warm.

  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Keywords: roasted cauliflower, how to roast cauliflower