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Chili-Lemon Cauliflower


Steamed cauliflower gets a hit of spice and a dash of freshness thanks to lemon and red-pepper flakes in this side dish that goes well with seared steak, burgers, or lamb chops.

  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, April 2011


  • 1 large cauliflower (about 2 pounds), cut into florets
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper


  1. Place a steamer basket in a saucepan with 2 inches simmering water. Add cauliflower; cover and steam until tender when pierced with a knife, about 8 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and toss with lemon zest, lemon juice, and red-pepper flakes. Season with salt and pepper. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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  • Viajera
    9 APR, 2013
    A good, quick side dish! The lemon and chili flakes are a simple yet tasty combo. Great when you're in a time crunch. Will definitely make again!