He grows tacitly in the ground.

His chameleon like colors will perplex you.

He is often shadowed by his brother, The Green Floret.

He uses his phytochemical weapons to fight cancer and other aliments.

He is……..The White Lantern.

Tonight, I thought I would honor my vegetable super hero with a side dish I found on Bon Appetit awhile ago. If you are ever in need of speedy, flavorful, impress the in-laws side dish, you are in luck.

Here’s what you need for success:

Pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees. Cut your cauliflower into florets and place them on a baking sheet lined with foil. Roast for about 15 minutes or golden brown.
In the meantime, whisk the lemon zest, lemon juice, butter and whole grain mustard in a bowl.
Once the cauliflower is done roasting, toss it with the mustard lemon butter.
Serve and devour!

Roasted Cauliflower with Whole Grain Dijon Mustard

(from Bon Appetit)

Serves 4

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes


  • 1 head of cauliflower 
  • 1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
  • tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons whole grain Dijon mustard


  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Butter rimmed baking sheet. Cut cauliflower in half, then cut crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Arrange slices in single layer on prepared baking sheet; sprinkle with salt. Roast until cauliflower is slightly softened, about 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, whisk lemon juice and mustard. Toss to with cauliflower to combine. Transfer cauliflower to platter. Serve warm or at room temperature.