Roasted Cauliflower with Garlic and Tahini Sauce

Recipe submitted by: Amy Pickett

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A great taste and very healthy for you also.
cook 5min
cook 30min
cook 4

What's in it


1 head cauliflower, washed, cored, and broken into bite-sized florets
Drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp. sesame oil
2 tbsp. tahini
1 tbsp. soy sauce
Juice of 1 lemon
Pinch cayenne pepper, to taste
1 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley or sesame seeds to garnish, optional

How to cook it


  • Preheat oven to 400 F. Line a roasting pan or baking sheet with foil (if desired) and spray with nonstick pan spray. Place cauliflower in pan and drizzle with olive oil. Toss, or turn with a spatula, to coat. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and place in oven for 15 minutes.
  • Remove cauliflower from oven, sprinkle with minced garlic and toss, or turn, to coat. Return to oven for an additional 15 minutes, or until cauliflower is tender and becoming golden brown. Meanwhile, combine sesame oil, tahini, soy sauce, lemon, and cayenne in a small mixing bowl. Whisk sauce with a fork until smooth.
  • Remove cauliflower from oven and pour sauce over. Gently toss, or turn, to coat cauliflower in sauce. Remove to serving dish and garnish with chopped parsley or sesame seeds. Serve hot or at room temperature.