Light Lemon Cauliflower

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"I found this in one of my low-carb cookbooks"

Original is 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (129.6 g)
  • Calories 62.6
  • Total Fat - 3.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 4.7 mg
  • Sodium - 70.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 6.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.4 g
  • Sugars - 2.4 g
  • Protein - 3.7 g
  • Calcium - 74.7 mg
  • Iron - 0.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 60.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Place 1 tablespoon parsley, lemon peel and about 1 inch of water in a large saucepan.

Step 2

Place cauliflower in steamer basket and place in saucepan.

Step 3

Bring water to a boil over medium heat.

Step 4

Cover and steam 14 to 16 minutes or until cauliflower is crisp-tender.

Step 5

Remove to large bowl; keep warm.

Step 6

Reserve 1/2 cup hot liquid.

Step 7

Heat margarine (or butter) in small saucepan over medium heat.

Step 8

Add garlic; cook and stir 2 to 4 minutes or until soft.

Step 9

Stir in lemon juice and reserved liquid.

Step 10

Spoon lemon sauce over cauliflower.

Step 11

Sprinkle with remaining 3 tablespoons parsley and cheese before serving .

Step 12

Garnish with lemon slices, if desired.


No special items needed.

5 Reviews


I have used lemon with broccoli and carrots, but not on cauliflower. It really gives a light fresh flavor to the dish. I love parmesan on cauliflower.


review by:
(29 Mar 2022)


Great cauliflower! I left out the parsley on top because I'm just not a fan of parsley, but I did add it to the steaming water. The lemon zest in the water added just a hint of lemon flavor to the cauliflower even before the sauce. Great side for fish or shellfish. Thanks for sharing!


review by:
(14 May 2021)


Loved the lemon and garlic flavors! I must confess that I used... broccoli instead of cauliflower!!! And it worked perfectly!


review by:
(15 May 2018)

Daily Inspiration

Simple is always best; especially when using citrus to liven up a steamed vegetable. Such a great fresh flavor and the parmesan really makes it even more wonderful. This is a recipe I will be making often.


(23 Mar 2018)


Delightful light lemon flavour. The sauce is perfect -nothing added except some of the cooking fluid, lemon & garlic. I loved it. The lemon is a perfect companion with cauliflower.


review by:
(12 Feb 2016)

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