Margarita Cauliflower

This cauliflower finger food is perfectly roasted, then kissed with citrus (and a splash of tequila, if you like!). Serve it up with some margaritas for the most delightful Mexican-inspired happy hour around.


For the Cauliflower

  • Large head of cauliflower
  • Oil of choice for roasting
  • 2 oz tequila
  • Zest of a lime
  • Generous salt and pepper
  • Juice of a lime

For Garnishing

  • Citrus slices
  • Fresh cilantro and/or mint
  • Avocado
  • Handful of roasted salted pepitas
  • Optional drizzle of hot sauce


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 and oil a large sheet tray.
  2. Cut your cauliflower into florets. For the bigger florets, cut them in halves or thirds for even cooking.
  3. Lay the cauliflower florets on the sheet tray in a single layer; they won't brown if they're overlapping.
  4. Roast at 450 for about 30-35 minutes until tender and browned.
  5. Remove the sheet tray from the oven and drizzle the cauliflower with tequila. Add lime zest and generous salt and pepper.
  6. Return it to the oven for another 5 minutes to cook off the tequila.
  7. Remove the sheet tray from the oven and drizzle the cauliflower with lime juice.
  8. Transfer the cauliflower to a serving platter. Arrange citrus slices throughout the cauliflower for squeezing over individual portions. Garnish with fresh finely-chopped herbs, avocado slices, pepitas, and an optional drizzle of hot sauce.