Roasting cauliflower intensifies its flavor. Served with a creamy tahini sauce, this is a simple yet delicious side dish or starter. It's also great as part of a meze spread. You can serve the cauliflower hot or at room temperature.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Cauliflower:
Tahini Sauce:
Garnish:

Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet lightly with 1 tablespoon olive oil.

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  • Place cauliflower florets into a bowl and toss with remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil, za'atar, and salt. Arrange in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 35 to 45 minutes, turning after 20 minutes.

  • Prepare the tahini sauce while the cauliflower is roasting. Mix yogurt, tahini, and lemon juice in a small bowl until well combined. Stir in warm water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until a drizzling consistency is achieved. Season with more salt or lemon juice if desired.

  • Place sesame seeds in a small skillet over medium heat. Toast, stirring often, until golden, about 3 minutes. Remove from the skillet.

  • Arrange cauliflower in an even layer in a shallow dish, drizzle with tahini dressing, and sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds and sumac.

Cook's Note:

Sumac has a lemony flavor that contrasts well with the creamy tahini sauce. If you don't have sumac, you can sprinkle additional za'atar over the finished dish instead.

Nutrition Facts

139 calories; protein 4.4g 9% DV; carbohydrates 10.4g 3% DV; fat 10.2g 16% DV; cholesterol 0.5mg; sodium 674mg 27% DV. Full Nutrition
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03/05/2018
I garnished the dish with cilantro - cauliflower and tahini is a great combo Read More
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