Roasted Cauliflower "Piccata"


With chicken piccata being my husband's favorite main dish and roasted cauliflower being his favorite side dish, I decided to combine the two for a side that can be paired with any grilled or baked meat.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
2 cauliflower steaks


  • 1 large head cauliflower

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon ground black pepper

  • cup chicken broth

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch

  • 1 tablespoon salted butter

  • 2 teaspoons capers

  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley


  1. Place cauliflower on a cutting board and trim off inedible leaves. Trim off the bottom of the cauliflower stem but make sure to keep the core intact. Cut the cauliflower in half and cut 1-inch-thick "steaks" out of each half. Reserve remaining cauliflower for a later use. Brush both sides of the cauliflower steaks with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.

  2. Set an oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler to high. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place cauliflower steaks on the sheet.

  3. Broil for 10 minutes. Carefully flip using a spatula and broil for 6 minutes more.

  4. Meanwhile, whisk chicken broth, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, and cornstarch in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Add butter, capers, and cook, whisking constantly, for 3 minutes. Turn heat off and let sauce sit for 1 minute.

  5. Divide cauliflower between serving plates, drizzle sauce over the top, and garnish with chopped parsley.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of cauliflower. The actual amount of cauliflower consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

294 Calories
20g Fat
26g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 294
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 25%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 862mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 10%
Dietary Fiber 11g 38%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 203mg 1,014%
Calcium 98mg 8%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 1300mg 28%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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