Roasted Cauliflower with Lemon

One of my favorite foods from Ali Baba on Daniel Island is their roasted cauliflower.  The only problem is that sometimes I feel like it’s too heavily coated with olive oil.  So I attempted to make my own version of this tasty side last night. I am hooked!!

Note: I purchased my Zahtar (a fantastic Middle Eastern seasoning which includes thyme, sesame seeds and sumac) at Williams-Sonoma, but it is no longer available.  It is, however, available at Penzeys.

Roasted Cauliflower w/ Lemon

Serves 4 as a side

1 head cauliflower, washed and trimmed into bite-sized florets

1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 Tbsp Zahtar seasoning

Celtic sea salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste

1 large lemon, cut into 6 wedges

1.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

2.  Line a cookie sheet with parchment or aluminum foil.  Spray with cooking spray.  Toss cauliflower in a bowl with salt, pepper, oil, and zahtar.  Squeeze lemon wedges into mixture and toss rinds into mixture.  Place in an even layer over cookie sheet.

3.  Roast cauliflower for approximately 20 minutes, or until golden brown and fork tender.  Serve immediately.

Cauliflower ready to roast.

Cauliflower ready to roast.

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After roasting!

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