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Lemon Pasta with Roasted Cauliflower

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Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 2 -4


  • 1 head cauliflower ( i used a mix of green, yellow and purple cauliflower)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 4 teaspoons thyme springs, or about 2 of chopped, fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 medium white onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • salt/pepper to taste
  • optional: a pinch of coriander or cumin
  • For Pasta:
  • 1 lb pasta
  • cup olive oil
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • salt/pepper to taste
  • Optional : parmesan cheese
  • Fresh herbs, parsley or basil


  • Preheat the oven to 425F
  • Cut cauliflower into florets
  • In a mixing bowl, toss in the cauliflower, garlic, thyme, onion, lemon zest, coriander, cumin, olive oil, salt/pepper to taste. Mix well.
  • Transfer the cauliflower to a large baking sheet
  • Roast for 30 minutes. At halfway mark shift cauliflower around a bit.
  • For pasta:
  • Cook the pasta in a pot of boiling, salted water. Keep stirring and cook until tender / al dente.
  • Whisk the olive oil, lemon juice and lemon zest.
  • Toss pasta and mix in cauliflower with the lemon sauce. Season with salt/pepper to taste
  • Serve with parmesan cheese or your favorite herbs
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