Roasted Cauliflower with Lemon- Tahini Sauce

Krista Towns


If you haven’t tried roasted cauliflower- I just know you’re going to love it! This Middle Eastern inspired dish is so simple to make and packed full of flavor. Perfect as a side, or appetizer- even as a light main course.
Ras el Hanout is available in specialty food stores, or may you substitute equal amounts coriander and ginger.


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15 Min
30 Min


  • 1
    head cauliflower
  • 1/4 c
    olive oil
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    ras el hanout
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 c
    slivered almonds
  • 1/2 c
    tahini paste
  • 1/4 c
  • 3 Tbsp
    lemon juice
  • 1 clove
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    freshly ground black pepper

How to Make Roasted Cauliflower with Lemon- Tahini Sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Wash and trim caulifower head, leaving core intact. Slice the caulifower lengthwise into 4-6, 3/4' inch slices depending on size of cauliflower. Brush both sides of slices generously with the olive oil and sprinkle with the Ras el Hanout and salt. Roast for 30 minutes or until tender and lightly browned, turning once halfway. Add the almonds during the last ten minutes of cooking time.
  3. While the cauliflower is roasting, prepare the sauce; Combine the tahini, water, lemon , garlic, salt and pepper in a food processor and blend until smooth, adding more water if necessary. Cover and set aside.
  4. To serve, remove the slices to a platter and sprinkle with the toasted almounds. Spoon the tahini sauce generously over the cauliflower slices . Serve with lemon, and enjoy!

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About Roasted Cauliflower with Lemon- Tahini Sauce

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Middle Eastern
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Healthy

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