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Roasted Spicy Cauliflower with Tahini Sauce

By March 28, 2017May 9th, 2023Recipes, Vegetarian
roasted cauliflower with tahini

This Roasted Spicy Cauliflower with Tahini Sauce recipe brings all the flavour to the humble cauli! A great side dish to compliment your favourite fish or meat. Cauliflower is high in fibre and has a number of antioxidants which benefit your health. It is also high in Vitamin B. The beauty of this vegetable as it has a great ability to bring out the flavour of herbs and spices, which you will find with this pungent recipe. Enjoy.

Roasted Spicy Cauliflower with Tahini Sauce

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Serves 4


  • 1 head cauliflower, broken into florets
  • olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried coriander
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • a sprinkle of dried chilli flakes
  • ½ cup crushed almonds

Tahini sauce:

  • 1/3 cup tahini (sesame paste)
  • ¼ cup of water
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • a handful of chopped fresh parsley


  1. Preheat oven to 200°C.
  2. Blanch the cauliflower in salted boiling water for a couple of minutes, then drain in a colander, allowing to steam dry (the cauliflower will take forever to roast if too moist).
  3. Combine all the spices, nuts and oil, and toss cauliflower florets in the mix.
  4. Place in ovenproof dish or tray and roast them for about 15-20 minutes, turning them a few times for even crispiness.
  5. To make the tahini sauce, mix tahini, water, lemon juice, parsley and garlic together in a bowl and stir until smooth. Drizzle over the cauliflower and serve immediately.


*This recipe is adapted from and


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