Mediterranean Roasted Cauliflower

  • 10MINS
  • 1HR
  • 92KCAL

This Mediterranean Roasted Cauliflower is a tasty slimming friendly dish for anyone counting calories or following plans like Weight Watchers!

NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories92
  • Carbs9g
  • Protein3g
  • Fat0.3g
  • Saturates0.1g
  • Sugars4g

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff to know in the blurb!

Let’s face it, cauliflower gets a bit of a bad rep. When it’s boiled or steamed it can just seem so…boring! However, when cauliflower is roasted, like in this Mediterranean Roasted Cauliflower recipe, or stir fried, it transforms into something completely different and completely delicious.

It’s amazing when combined with Mediterranean flavours like garlic, lemon and olive oil. Olive oil low calorie cooking spray is perfect for enhancing those subtle flavours without the added calories and Points etc! Each portion of this Mediterranean Roasted Cauliflower recipe is only 92 calories, so it’s a great way to add in some extra veg to your meals too.

What diets is this Mediterranean Roasted Cauliflower suitable for?

This Mediterranean Roasted Cauliflower recipe is suitable for vegetarian and gluten free diets.

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Mediterranean Roasted Cauliflower recipe?

  • You need to count 0 Points per portion of this Mediterranean Roasted Cauliflower recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 0 Points per portion of this Mediterranean Roasted Cauliflower recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 0 Points per portion of this Mediterranean Roasted Cauliflower recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Mediterranean Roasted Cauliflower?

There are no special ingredients needed to make Mediterranean Roasted Cauliflower.

How many calories are in this Mediterranean Roasted Cauliflower?

There are 92 calories per portion in this Mediterranean Roasted Cauliflower, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category.

To cut down the amount of calories even more, you can simply halve the portion size and serve with a healthy accompaniment.

This Mediterranean Roasted Cauliflower is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 180°C.

Step 2

Combine the cauliflower, tomatoes and garlic in a dish that is suitable for the oven.

Step 3

Mix the lemon zest and juice together and pour it over the vegetables.

Step 4

Spray the vegetables with low calorie cooking spray so they are well coated.

Step 5

Add a sprig of fresh rosemary.

Step 6

Add some freshly ground black pepper and sprinkle with some sea salt.

Step 7

Roast in the preheated oven for about an hour making sure to stir occasionally so that everything cooks evenly.

Step 8

Stab the cauliflower stems with a fork to check they are cooked enough for you.

Step 9

Garnish with crumbled up Greek style salad cheese and serve.

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How do you know when this Mediterranean Roasted Cauliflower is cooked?

Roast in the preheated oven for about an hour making sure to stir occasionally so that everything cooks evenly. Then stab the cauliflower with a fork a few times to check it is cooked enough for you – you can eat the cauliflower with a bit of bite to it or cook it a bit longer for a softer texture.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep Mediterranean Roasted Cauliflower in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it straight away.

Can you freeze this Roasted Cauliflower recipe?

We do not recommend freezing this recipe.

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Mediterranean Roasted Cauliflower

This Mediterranean Roasted Cauliflower is a tasty slimming friendly dish for anyone counting calories or following plans like Weight Watchers!
  • Prep Time
    10 MINS
  • Cook Time
    1 HR
  • KCals 92
  • Carbs 9G
WW Points
  • 0 Green
  • 0 Blue
  • 0 Purple

Ingredients

  • 1 medium to large cauliflower cut into florets
  • 150 g cherry tomatoes
  • 5 cloves garlic peeled and sliced in half lengthways
  • 1 lemon half the zest and all of the juice
  • low calorie cooking spray olive oil flavour works really well in this recipe
  • salt to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary
  • 25 g reduced fat Greek style salad cheese

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Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Combine the cauliflower, tomatoes, and garlic in a dish that is suitable for the oven.
  3. Mix the lemon zest and juice together and pour it over the vegetables.
  4. Spray the vegetables with low calorie cooking spray so they are well coated.
  5. Add a sprig of fresh rosemary.
  6. Add some freshly ground black pepper and sprinkle with some sea salt.
  7. Roast in the preheated oven for about an hour making sure to stir occasionally so that everything cooks evenly.
  8. Stab the cauliflower stems with a fork to check they are cooked enough for you.
  9. Garnish with crumbled up Greek style salad cheese and serve.

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4 comments

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SarahFriday 28th December 2018

Does this taste just as nice without the cheese as I’m not really a fan of Greek style or feta etc ??thanks

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Karen McGintySaturday 3rd November 2018

Can you freeze this? How long will it keep in the fridge?
Thanks

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SharonMonday 24th July 2017

Hi,

Can you recommend a good Greek Style Salad Cheese – i.e. where to get it (I know it will be located in the fridge of a supermarket)?

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    Emma TMonday 11th September 2017

    Hi Sharon,

    Yes, it is normally with the Feta and Halloumi ????

    Reply

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