Cauliflower Baby Food Recipe – Roasted Lemon Cauliflower

cauli2Tonight I roasted some cauliflower to dinner.  Did you know that the “flower” of the cauliflower is actually called a curd?

When selecting cauliflower from the grocery store, it is  important to purchase a cauliflower that is almost completely wrapped in its green leaves. The leaves protect the tender curd from bruising and mold.  The more leaves, the more protection.

Cauliflower is a good food for babies as it is packed with Vitamin A, Vitamin C and even Folate and Lutein!  Here’s the but –  cauliflower can cause lots of gas and tummy upsets. You may want to wait until baby is around 8 months old to introduce it.

This recipe for roasted cauliflower brings out a wonderful flavor and the subtle hint of lemon just makes my taste-buds smile!

Roasted Lemon Cauliflower – Cauliflower Baby Food Recipe

  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 1 Meyer lemon
  • pepper to taste
  • garlic (minced or powder to taste)
  • olive oil
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
  2. Wash, remove leaves & stalk portions
  3. Wash again and then chop the cauliflower
  4. Add cauliflower to a large baking dish and drizzle with olive oil – enough to have the bottom of the dish coated
  5. Sprinkle on some pepper, dash of garlic powder
  6. Slice up 1 meyer lemon (the tiny sweet ones) into thinnish slivers
  7. Squeeze the juice from 3 small sliver slices over the cauliflower
  8. Mix it all up then cover baking dish with tinfoil
  9. Roast until fork tender – approx 20-40 minutes, check on progress because it can brown quickly!

Puree, mash or serve in bite-sized pieces. Add some pears or another fruit or veggie if desired.

Lemon should not pose an issue for babies over 8 months of age

Toss remaining lemon into a large jug of ice water and enjoy!