nutritional information

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 112
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Total Fat: 9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 169 mg
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Sugar: 2 g
Vegan Gluten-Free

Roasted Cauliflower in Lemon-Tahini Sauce

Roasted Cauliflower in Lemon-Tahini Sauce

Serves 4

30 minutes or fewer

An avid cook and enthusiastic eater, Tim Miano says his experiments in the kitchen aren’t always successful. But he hit the mark with this delicious side dish that is deceptively simple—our judges were wowed by its speed, ease and incredible flavor. The sauce uses tahini, a Mediterranean paste of ground sesame seeds that can be found in most supermarkets. 1st Place, 2006 recipe contest.
  • 1 large head cauliflower, cut into 1-inch florets (about 1 ½ lb.)
  • 4 tsp. olive oil, divided
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (about 2 tsp.)
  • 2 Tbs. tahini
  • 1 Tbs. lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbs. chopped parsley
  • 1 tsp. toasted sesame seeds

1. Place oven rack in top position. Preheat oven to 425°F.

2. Toss cauliflower with 2 tsp. olive oil, and season with salt. Spread on large cookie sheet, and bake 12 to 15 minutes, or until cauliflower is fork-tender and slightly browned.

3. Meanwhile, heat remaining 2 tsp. olive oil in small saucepan over medium heat. Sauté garlic in oil 1 to 2 minutes, or until fragrant. Stir in tahini, lemon juice, 5 Tbs. water, and salt. Simmer over low heat 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat.

4. Divide cauliflower among plates. Whisk sauce, then spoon over cauliflower. Sprinkle with parsley and sesame seeds, and serve.

October 2006 p.68

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comments

Great cauliflower recipes. I am vegan xxx

Cheryl mills smith - 2014-11-05 14:11:14

Why are you not vegan ? is my only question.

Lyn. W - 2014-09-20 05:51:45

This would be a good in summer

Manju - 2014-06-30 02:05:45

I made this sauce to go along with another similar cauliflower recipe. It was delicious! I added a lot more lemon to make it really tangy. I was trying to replicate a local restaurant recipe, and this did it. I absolutely loved it! Thank you for sharing!

Melanie - 2014-06-22 00:21:09

This. Was. AWESOME! I sauteed the garlic in a Chilean EVOO in my iron skillet and then tossed the roasted/broiled cauliflower into the savory mix in the pan. I'm not lying when I say my family used each finger to clean the scrapings off the skillet! THANKS for this awesome recipe!

Adrienne Graves - 2014-01-03 02:29:03

Rah

Cyndi - 2013-12-20 19:58:06

Oven temperature 220 degC.

P - 2013-09-16 01:28:01

Wow, this was incredible! I had space on the cookie sheet, so I added halved mushrooms (tossed in the remnants of the oil/salt bowl). Also, I'm adhere to the school of thought that asserts there is never too much garlic: five cloves. Because of this dish, my fridge will never be without cauliflower

NC - 2013-02-06 04:23:36

We just made this tonight and it was amazing. So quick and easy and a DELICIOUS dish

Maggie Davis - 2013-01-24 22:01:47

I just made this and it was fantastic! Easy to make and super tasty.

anthony - 2013-01-14 23:07:21

Brilliant quick easy really enjoyed and will be doing it again with more sauce next time - that will teach me for not reading the comments first! Thanks for sharing.

paula - 2012-08-20 19:03:19

I have been making this recipe for years, I love it! I double the sauce, use lots of garlic, and a ton of fresh flat leaf parsley. I also use a 50/50 mix of broccoli and cauliflower.

Allie - 2012-07-05 16:22:55

Doubled the recipe for a family dinner. It was a hit, everyone wanted the recipe. My husband is vegan, the rest of us not, so it is great to find another way to serve cauliflower other than with a cheese sauce.

Helene - 2012-04-29 23:42:13

Yes, I love this recipe too. Wanted to share that I ran out of tahini and used some almond butter and it was awesome that way too.

K. - 2012-01-14 12:51:06

This sounds fab especially with the healthier version contributed by LH OH. I want to double the tahini mixture and simmer the garlic in the tahini without adding extra oil. Then,I'll grill the cauliflower on the barbeque. The tahini mix will taste good on fish or chicken as well as most veggies.

Anonymous - 2011-04-07 22:24:14