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Air Fryer Roasted Cauliflower

This Air Fryer Roasted Cauliflower is perfectly seasoned with lemon and garlic and basil and it cooks up in no time. This is a great side dish to any meal!

A DELICIOUS AND HEALTHY SIDE DISH

Cauliflower has always been one of my favorite vegetables. It is so versatile and you can use it in so many dishes such as riced cauliflower, crusts for pizza or just a delicious side dish like this Air Fryer Roasted Cauliflower. This recipe takes no time to put together and it tastes so light and fresh! I have been using my air fryer so much these days that it is one kitchen appliance that I just cannot do without now. If you are looking for a simple, yet tasty, side dish for your dinner then you need to try my Air Fryer Roasted Cauliflower recipe!

Overhead of Air Fryer Roasted Cauliflower in white bowl.

TIPS AND TRICKS ON MAKING AIR FRYER ROASTED CAULIFLOWER:

  • You can use a head of cauliflower or a store-bought bag of cauliflower florets to make it easier.
  • Shaking your basket halfway through the cooking process helps the cauliflower cook evenly.
  • I like to use pink Himalayan salt but kosher salt or sea salt can be substituted in this recipe.
  • Fresh lemon juice is best but you can substitute with bottled if that is all that you have.
  • If you want to add a little more kick to this recipe – add some red pepper flakes!
  • Do not add the lemon juice until the end otherwise this can cause your cauliflower to taste bitter.
  • This cauliflower would be a delicious side dish to my Air Fryer Chicken Breast recipe!
Collage image of Roasted Cauliflower being made, in air fryer and finished in bowl.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)

  • cauliflower
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • lemon pepper seasoning
  • basil
  • garlic powder
  • lemon juice
Ingredients needed, cauliflower, olive oil, pink Himalayan salt, garlic powder, basil, lemon pepper seasoning and lemon juice.

HOW TO MAKE AIR FRYER ROASTED CAULIFLOWER:

Cut the cauliflower into large florets by removing the leaves and trimming the stems. In a large bowl or in a gallon sized Ziploc bag, add the cauliflower florets and olive oil. 

Oil being poured over cauliflower in bowl.

Toss or shake to coat. Add the dry seasonings and toss/shake again. 

Spices added to cauliflower in bowl.

Put the seasoned cauliflower into the air fryer. Set to 400F for 10 minutes. Shake the basket at least once halfway through cooking.

Cauliflower in air fryer basket.

Once completed, transfer cauliflower to a serving bowl and drizzle with lemon juice. Sprinkle with fresh parsley or lemon zest if desired. 

Finished Air Fryer Roasted Cauliflower in bowl showing browning.

HOW TO STORE:

  • This Air Fryer Roasted Cauliflower can be stored in an airtight container or ziptop bag in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • You can reheat in microwave or for about 3 minutes in the air fryer at 400F degrees.

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Air Fryer Roasted Cauliflower

This Air Fryer Roasted Cauliflower is perfectly seasoned with lemon and garlic and basil and it cooks up in no time. This is a great side dish to any meal!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon pink Himalayan salt (or Kosher salt)
  • ½ teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning
  • ½ Tablespoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Instructions

  • Cut the cauliflower into large florets by removing the leaves and trimming the stems.
  • In a large bowl or in a gallon sized Ziploc bag, add the cauliflower florets and olive oil.
  • Toss or shake to coat. Add the dry seasonings and toss/shake again.
  • Pour the seasoned cauliflower into the air fryer. Set to 400F and cook for 10 minutes. Shake the basket at least once during cooking.
  • Once completed, transfer cooked cauliflower to a serving bowl and drizzle with lemon juice. Sprinkle with fresh parsley or lemon zest if desired.

Notes

  • You can use a head of cauliflower or a store-bought bag of cauliflower florets to make it easier.
  • Shaking your basket halfway through the cooking process helps the cauliflower cook evenly.
  • I like to use pink Himalayan salt but kosher salt or sea salt can be substituted in this recipe.
  • Fresh lemon juice is best but you can substitute with bottled if that is all that you have.
  • If you want to add a little more kick to this recipe – add some red pepper flakes!
  • Do not add the lemon juice until the end otherwise this can cause your cauliflower to taste bitter.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 159kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Sodium: 625mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g

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“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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  1. 5 stars
    Simply delicious! I didn’t have fresh cauliflower, but had a bag of frozen broccoli/cauliflower; thawed it, patted it dry, and followed the recipe as instructed. Adding lemon juice at the end just made it perfect. Great recipe – thanks for sharing.