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Roasted romanesco cauliflower with hints of garlic and lemon, vegetarian, vegan, paleo, gluten-free

Garlic and Lemon Roasted Romanesco Cauliflower

Roasted romanesco cauliflower is incredibly tasty, especially with added lemon and garlic. You will want to eat the whole tray! Vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and paleo. 
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 197kcal


  • 2 cups romanesco florets approximately 1 head
  • 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoon lemon zest plus a little more, to taste
  • Sea salt and ground black pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place florets on the parchment paper and drizzle with olive oil and crushed garlic. Mix everything around with a spatula.
  • Grate the lemon zest over these cruciferous beauties and sprinkle with sea salt and pepper.
  • Bake for ~20 minutes, or until tender and browned.
  • Serve warm, topped with more lemon zest to taste.


Calories: 197kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 47mg | Potassium: 618mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin C: 289mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 7mg