5-Minute Freezer Side Dish: Cauliflower with Lemon & Parsley

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As this timeless trio of olive oil, lemon, and fresh parsley prove, the simplest upgrades are often the very best.

Why This 5-Minute Side Deserves a Spot on Your Table

This side relies on a simple combination of ingredients. When mixed together, these ingredients can really turn a bowl of plain vegetables into something wonderfully flavorful within seconds. It’s the kind of simple side you want to keep in your back pocket to go back to again and again.

How to Make It

Microwave a bag of frozen cauliflower, according to the package instructions, until cooked through. Toss with 2 tablespoons of olive oil until all the florets are fully coated. Top with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice (from 1 lemon) and a big handful of chopped parsley.

5-Minute Freezer-to-Microwave Side Dishes

Starting with a 12- to 16-ounce bag of frozen veggies, we’ll show you how to mix it with three pantry ingredients, and get it on the table in five minutes with the help of the microwave.