Roasted Cauliflower with Fresh Parsley and Capers

I admit it, I used to think of cauliflower as a bland and difficult to cook vegetable, until I tried roasting it in the oven. Roasting is a very simple way to cook veggies, it just takes some patience and it makes the most flavorful cauliflower I’ve had.   This recipe dresses up what I think of as a winter vegetable with lots of fresh green parsley plus some capers, lemon juice and garlic for tons of good for you flavor.

Turn your oven to 350 and then get your ingredients together.


Big handful of chopped parsley, you can use as much as you want, go crazy, it’s good and good for you!

4 Tablespoons butter

1/2 Tablespoon Olive Oil

2 cloves of garlic, mashed or chopped

salt and pepper to taste

1 Tablespoon Capers

Splash of Lemon Juice

One head of organic cauliflower, cut into bite size-ish pieces

First, spread the chopped cauliflower out on a shallow baking sheet.  Then melt the butter on the stove with the capers and one clove of mashed garlic.  When it’s all melted and mixed, pour over the cauliflower and mix well.  Spread the oiled cauliflower evenly over the baking sheet.  Sprinkle with salt and pop it in the oven for 30-40 minutes, it should be soft and nicely browned when it’s done.

Parsley with a bit of oil, lemon, garlic and capers

While the cauliflower is roasting mix the chopped parsley with the remaining garlic clove, 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil and a splash of lemon juice.  You can add a few more capers too if you like.

Mix it up and you're almost done!

When the cauliflower is done, add the parsley and mix well to coat.  Adjust for salt and fresh ground pepper.  Eat immediately!

Cauliflower with capers, garlic and parsley, looks good enough to eat.