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Grilled Lemon Pepper Cauliflower

Grilled Lemon Pepper Cauliflower

  • Author: Paige Adams
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x


With fresh and smoky grilled lemon juice, this grilled lemon pepper cauliflower is a simple side dish finished with pine nuts and chopped parsley.


  • 1 large head cauliflower
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 lemons, (one juiced and the other halved)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley


  1. Preheat a gas or charcoal grill to medium heat.
  2. Cut the leaves off the cauliflower and trim the rough end off the stem. Cut the cauliflower into 1/2-inch-thick slices.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, juice of 1 lemon, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper. Brush the cauliflower all over with this mixture.
  4. Grill the cauliflower until grill marked and slightly tender to desired doneness, about 5 minutes per side.
  5. Grill the halved lemon, cut side down, for 1-2 minutes, giving it a slight char.
  6. Juice the grilled lemon over the cauliflower and toss with 1/2 teaspoon black pepper. Top with pine nuts and parsley before serving.