Roasted Purple Cauliflower with Gouda

A bright, nutty, savory side dish with a meaty complexion. I don't care what people say: you can taste the purple!!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 50 mins
4 servings


  • 1 head purple cauliflower, cut into small florets

  • 1 medium lemon, zested and juiced

  • 1 cup grated Gouda cheese

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, or as needed

  • salt and cracked black pepper to taste


  1. Place cauliflower into a covered container. Add a bit of lemon zest if desired and all of the lemon juice. Add enough oil to lightly coat florets. Add garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Cover the container and shake well.

  2. Leave at room temperature to marinate for 1 to 5 hours.

  3. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  4. Transfer cauliflower to a baking dish.

  5. Bake, uncovered, in the preheated oven until florets turn dark purple and start to brown, about 30 minutes. Sprinkle with Gouda cheese and bake for 5 more minutes. Serve immediately or save for later.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

182 Calories
12g Fat
12g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 182
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Cholesterol 34mg 11%
Sodium 290mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 87mg 435%
Calcium 262mg 20%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 520mg 11%

* 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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