WHOLE ROASTED CAULIFLOWER WITH TAHINI

Published on: 01/17/2023
whole roasted cauliflower
whole roasted cauliflower

WHOLE ROASTED CAULIFLOWER WITH TAHINI

This has been on the must-do cooking list for a while, and it did not disappoint. The roasted cauliflower makes for easy prep work with a fun and delicious result. My daughter created the tahini sauce, a yummy addition to this pretty, light, and tasty “flower.”
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Main Course
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 +1 Tablespoons Parmesan cheese grated
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

Tahini Dipping Sauce

  • cup water
  • cup tahini paste I always recommend the Soom® brand, just the best!
  • 3-4 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons Greek yogurt
  • ½ teaspoon cumin powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt plus more to taste
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 400˚F.
  • Rinse the cauliflower head and pat dry. Remove the outer leaves. Carefully cut off the bottom so that it’s flat, being careful not to cut off so much that it falls apart. We need the head to stay intact!
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, parsley, basil, garlic, 2 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese, smoked paprika, salt, black pepper, and lemon juice.
  • Place nonstick foil on a roasting pan. Place the cauliflower head upside down (core side up) onto the foiled pan.
  • Using a pastry brush, generously brush the cauliflower all over with the sauce, making sure to let some drip into the core of the cauliflower. Flip over and brush the remaining sauce all over the top.
  • Roast in preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until the cauliflower is tender and pierces easily with a fork.
  • Sprinkle the top of the cauliflower with the remaining tablespoon of Parmesan cheese. Place the cauliflower under the broiler and broil for about 3-4 minutes, until the cheese is browned. Sprinkle with basil and parsley and any other desired spices. Makes 4-5 servings side-dish servings, or 2 main-dish servings.
  • Suggest serving with the tastiest sauce ☺️

Tahini Dipping Sauce

  • Add all ingredients to the blender. Blend and add more water for desired consistency. Enjoy!

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