Simple Roasted Cauliflower with Creamy Lemon Dip

Cauliflower is a surprisingly versatile vegetable, easily standing in as a lower calorie option for rice, mashes potatoes, crusts, and much more. In this dish, we let the cauliflower shine! Roasting the cauliflower florets with a garlic seasoning creates a simple, but delicious, vehicle for a creamy sauce.



  • 4 cups cauliflower florets
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • salt & black pepper to taste


  • ½ cup mayonnaise (you can substitute plain Greek yogurt too)
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 ½ tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • salt & black pepper to taste

Combine the sauce ingredients in a bowl and chill until ready to serve.

Toss cauliflower florets in olive oil and garlic and arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake in a 425 degree oven for about 15 minutes. Stir and continue cooking for 10-15 minutes until golden brown and tender.

Serve immediately with dipping sauce for a health snack.

If you are a bariatric surgery patient, please consider the portion that is most appropriate for you. Patients who have made it through their initial diet phases post-op and have been cleared for a full diet should be able to enjoy this recipe. Should you have diet questions, we welcome you to reach out to your care team!

*This recipe was adapted from Evelyn at

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