Side Dishes

August 10, 2021

Roasted Cauliflower with Brown Butter & Pepitas

This easy vegetable side dish has a nutty and slightly tangy flavor. The cauliflower is roasted in the oven, and when it’s finished, you drizzle it with a brown butter and lemon mixture. It’s then topped with pepitas for an added crunch and cilantro for flavor.

Roasted Cauliflower with Brown Butter & Pepitas

This side dish is so good. It's buttery, toasted, and has a crunch from the pepitas. It's Paleo compatible and gluten-free.

Prep:
5
min
cook:
50
min
total:
55
min
Author:

Elishah

Ingredients
  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into medium size florets
  • 1 T avocado oil
  • 1/4 C grass-fed butter
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 T pepitas
  • 2 T roughly chopped cilantro
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and line a sheet pan with parchment paper.  
  2. In a medium bowl, toss the cauliflower with avocado oil, sea salt, and pepper. Spread the cauliflower in a single layer on the sheet pan, place it in the oven, and roast for 40-45 minutes.
  3. While the cauliflower roasts, add the butter to a sauté pan on med-low heat. Melt the butter, occasionally swirling, until the milk solids turn brown and a nutty aroma arises.
  4. Add in the lemon juice and pepitas. The mixture will crackle and pop, remove from the heat.
  5. When the cauliflower is done roasting, drizzle the butter/pepita mixture over the top and sprinkle the cilantro. Enjoy!

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