By Adelaide Tresor

Cauliflower's mild flavor and year-round availability makes it a smart choice for a fresh vegetable side dish at any meal. Cooking cauliflower is simple and enables chefs to experiment with a variety of preparation methods and flavor combinations. The quick preparation of pan-fried cauliflower is a welcome relief to a harried dinner party host, while its delicious flavor will impress the guests. Parents of picky eaters who add favorite flavors to pan-fried cauliflower will discover an inexpensive dish children will gladly eat.

Pan-fried cauliflower is diverse enough to please every consumer.

Step 1

Pour a small amount of olive oil in a skillet to coat the bottom. Add 1 tsp. of salt and place on a stove top set on medium heat.

Step 2

Wash a head of cauliflower and cut off the florets. Discard the trunk.

Step 3

Place florets in the hot skillet and leave for one minute. While waiting, add your preferred combination of spices and seasonings.

Step 4

Turn frequently with a large spatula for about five minutes and stir in 1 tsp. of lemon juice. When the cauliflower is lightly browned, remove from heat and serve.