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Roasted Cauliflower is a healthy and versatile side dish perfect for any meal. This cauliflower side dish with chimichurri sauce is so crispy and flavorful!

Roasted Cauliflower with Chimichurri Sauce

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 143kcal
Roasted Cauliflower is one of the best side dishes, because it's healthy, simple, and versatile. This oven roasted cauliflower recipe with homemade Chimichurri sauce is one of my new favorite ways to eat my veggies! You get the crispy garlic cauliflower covered in amazing chimichurri. One of the best cauliflower side dishes to pair with a steak, chicken, or pork.
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For the Chimichurri Sauce:

For the Cauliflower:

  • 1 head cauliflower cut into florets
  • 1 medium sweet onion thick-sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves peeled
  • ¼ cup olive oil divided
  • 4-6 thyme sprigs
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


For the Chimichurri Sauce:

  • Make or set aside while cauliflower roasts. Click above for homemade recipe or purchase store-bought.

For the Cauliflower:

  • Heat oven to 425°F and cover a rimmed baking sheet with foil. Lightly spray the foil with nonstick spray.
  • Place the cauliflower on the prepared baking sheet and add the onion and garlic cloves. Drizzle with 3 tablespoons of olive oil and gently toss the cauliflower and aromatics to coat.
  • Sprinkle with the thyme, red pepper, salt and black pepper and drizzle the remaining tablespoon of oil over all.
  • Roast all for 35-45 minutes or until the cauliflower is golden and tender.
  • Let rest 5 minutes before plating. Drizzle the cauliflower with some Chimichurri Sauce and serve some on-the-side.
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 143kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 593mg | Potassium: 132mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 85IU | Vitamin C: 17.5mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 0.5mg