Roasted cauliflower with garlic, bay & lemon

This quick and healthy recipe offers an alternative to covering your cauliflower in cheese

  • Prep:10 mins
    Cook:20 mins
  • Serves 8
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 96
  • fat 7g
  • saturates 1g
  • carbs 5g
  • sugars 3g
  • fibre 2g
  • protein 5g
  • salt 0.03g


  • 2 heads cauliflower, cut into even bite-size pieces
  • 1 garlic bulb, split into cloves, unpeeled
  • 6 bay leaves, stalks removed, finely chopped
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • zest and juice 1 lemon


If you don’t fancy garlic, roast the cauliflower with a little chopped red chilli or a sprinkle of smoked paprika or cumin seeds. Another idea is to serve it topped with shaved Parmesan.


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Place the cauliflower, garlic and bay leaves in a large bowl, toss with the oil, zest and juice and season generously. Spread evenly onto a baking sheet (use 2 if you need to). Roast for 20 mins, turning halfway, until al dente and caramelised.

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