03 September 2013

Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini Dressing


1 1/2 small cauliflower, cut into florets
4 teaspoons olive oil
3 garlic cloves, very finely minced
1/2 cup tahini
1 large lemon
juice of salt and black pepper
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon za'atar spice mix
1 pinch sesame seeds 
1 dash Tabasco sauce (optional)

Garnish: Paprika, lemon wedge and/or coriander


1.  Preheat oven to 220°C. Toss cauliflower in 2 tsp olive oil. Season with salt, pepper and sesame seeds.

2.  Cook in oven for 25 minutes, or until browned and fork tender.

3.  In the meantime, make the sauce.

Gently heat 2 tsp olive oil in a saucepan. Stir in other ingredients (tahini, lemon juice, salt & pepper, tabasco, cumin and za’atar). Add boiling water to desired consistency and set aside.

4.  Serve cauliflower with sauce on top and serve immediately with garnish.

(Middle Eastern)