Spicy Roasted Cauliflower
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Spicy Roasted Cauliflower

Spicy Roasted Cauliflower gets a boost of flavor from garlic, jalapeno, and lime in this easy Mexican-inspired side dish. It's naturally vegan and gluten-free and ready in about 40 minutes. 
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 71kcal
Author Amy Katz


  • 1 head cauliflower separated into bite-size florets
  • 2 cloves garlic thinly sliced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper thinly sliced (For a milder flavor, remove the seeds and ribs.)
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon lime juice
  • Fresh cilantro leaves for garnish (optional)


  • Pre-heat the oven to 425° F.
  • Spread out the cauliflower, garlic, and jalapeno in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Toss with the olive oil, then season with salt and pepper.
  • Roast for 20 to 30 minutes until tender when pierced with a fork and lightly browned, tossing half way through.
  • Transfer the cauliflower to a serving bowl and drizzle with the lime juice. Garnish with cilantro, if using, and enjoy!


Leftovers can be refrigerated for several days and reheated.


Calories: 71kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 43mg | Potassium: 429mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Vitamin C: 75mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 0.6mg