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Lemony Roasted Cauliflower

3 servings

Source: Dr. Neal Barnard’s Cookbook for Reversing Diabetes; by Neal Barnard, M.D. Recipe by Dreena Burton.

Roasted cauliflower gets a puckery pop with lemon juice and a background note of smoked paprika.

About the Recipe

51 Calories · 3 g Protein · 4 g Fiber
Side Dish · Snack
Gluten-free · Nut-free


Makes 3 Servings

  • lemon juice (3-4 tbsp.)
  • tahini (1/2 tbsp)
  • smoked paprika (1/4 tsp)
  • cauliflower florets, about 1 medium to large head (4 1/2-5 cups)
  • sea salt (1/4 tsp)
  • freshly ground black pepper (to taste), optional


  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, tahini, and smoked paprika. Add the cauliflower and toss to coat.

  3. Transfer the cauliflower to the prepared baking sheet, scraping all of the lemon sauce over the cauliflower. Sprinkle with the salt.

  4. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, stirring a couple of times, until golden. (Larger pieces will take longer to cook.)

  5. Remove, season with salt and pepper (if using) to taste, and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving (1/3 of recipe)

Calories: 51
Fat: 2 g
     Calories from Fat: 33%
Protein: 3 g
Carbohydrates: 7 g
Sugar: 3 g
Fiber: 4 g
Sodium: 368 mg

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