Many of you have probably seen the roasted cauliflower recipe that was all over Pinterest a few weeks ago. I subscribe to a lot of daily recipe e-mails so when a recipe for it also arrived in my inbox I decided to try it. The verdict? I. am. obsessed. I make this once a week and could eat the entire pan! The second time I made it Josh got stuck at work and got home later than anticipated. I started nibbling on this straight out of the pan while I waited for him and before I knew it half the pan was gone. Before dinner even started. Whoops. The good news is, I'm not going to get fat eating cauliflower. However, I can't imagine an entire head of it in once sitting is considered normal either! Cauliflower is a great source of Vitamin C and is also full of antioxidants. The sauce adds the perfect amount of zest to make this dish incredible and the red pepper gives it a little kick.
Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini Dressing
*recipe from http://www.aspicyperspective.com/
2 heads cauliflower, cored and cut into florets
2 T. olive oil
For Tahini Dressing:
1/3 C. Tahini sesame paste
2 T. lemon juice
2 T. water
2 T. honey
1 clove garlic
1 1/2 T. ground sumac (I don't have this and the recipe said you can sub lemon zest or lemon pepper seasoning. I have used both subs and they work just fine)
1 1/2 T. fresh dill (or use 2 1/4 t. dry-this is what I always use)
1/2 t. crushed red pepper (I use red pepper flakes sometimes)
3/4 t. salt
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
2. Spread the cauliflower on a rimmed baking sheet, in a single layer. Drizzle with oil. Sprinkle with salt and shake the pan to coat with oil and salt.
3. Roast in the oven 25-30 minutes. Shake the pan once or twice during cooking to turn the florets. I always use tongs to flip them all over.
4. Meanwhile, place all the ingredients for the tahini dressing in to a food processor or blender. Puree until smooth. If dressing is too thick, add another tablespoon, or two, of water.
5. Drizzle the dressing over the top and serve hot.
|All the ingredients in the food processor before blending.|
|All mixed up and ready to drizzle on the cauliflower.|
|Don't be fooled. I ate way more cauliflower straight out of the pan while I was waiting for the spaghetti noodles to finish cooking.|