This is a perfect side dish or light lunch. Roasting cauliflower really enriches its flavour and sweetness particularly when tossed with spices. The Tahini dressing is wonderful rich and creamy and a perfect accompanient to the dish. You can also use this dressing on a wide range of salads and bean dishes too.

Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini Dressing


Difficulty – Easy

Time – 15 minutes preparation, 45 minutes cooking

Serves – 4

What’s good about it?

Tahini (made from sesame seed paste) is a good source of healthy fats, calcium, iron, zinc, copper and selenium.

  1. Preheat oven to 200C, gas mark 6.
  2. In a large bowl, toss the cauliflower florets with the olive oil, spices, salt and pepper until coated.
  3. Spread the cauliflower out onto a large baking tray.
  4. Roast until crispy and golden brown, about 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Meanwhile make the tahini sauce.Simply mix all the ingredients together and season to taste. If too thick add a little extra water.
  6. Serve the cauliflower with salad and the tahini dressing.

Did You Know?

You can replace the cauliflower florets with broccoli florets or chunks of butternut squash.

Roasted Cauliflower

1 medium cauliflower ( cut into large florets)

3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Sea salt and black pepper
1/2 tsp ground turmeric

1/2 tsp smoked paprika

Tahini Dressing

1 garlic clove crushed

Juice of 1/2 a lemon

3 Tbsp tahini

1 Tbsp water

2-3tbsp coconut yogurt

Salt and pepper to taste