Whole Food Wednesdays – Oven Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini Lemon Dressing

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Nothing complicated here peeps. Just good old cauliflower. But GOOD cauliflower. I roasted this up in the afternoon for lunch and left the leftovers sitting on the counter for most of the afternoon until I turned around and they were all gone. I guess we’d eaten them all, that or the little food gremlins came by and STOLE them! Greedy little gremlins…

It just goes to show you that people will eat what’s readily available, hence the reason fast food chains do so well. Set out a bowl of fruit and or prepped veggie sticks and that’s what the family will reach for. Or in this case a bowl of cauliflower was mine and my husbands afternoon snack.

Oven Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini Lemon Dressing

  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • 2 Tbsp tahini
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice

Preheat the oven to 400 F. Cut the cauliflower into florets. Toss the cauliflower with the oil and roast for 30 minutes, stiring half way through.

To make the dressing mix the tahini, water and fresh squeezed lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper. Add a couple Tbsp of dressing to the roasted cauliflower and toss until coated.

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I’m sharing this with This Chick Cooks, Cast Party Wednesday, Allergy Free Wednesdays, Tasty Alternative, What’s Cooking WednesdayReal Food Wednesday, Pennywise Platter Thursday, Simple Lives Thursday, and Full Plate Thursday.

46 Responses to Whole Food Wednesdays – Oven Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini Lemon Dressing

  1. Chaya March 7, 2012 at 4:18 am #

    I love cauliflower, simply prepared. This is just perfect.

  2. Sonja @ practical-stewardship.com March 7, 2012 at 7:47 am #

    Thank you for hosting! I’ve been on a slow, steady, journey to better eating and health, and I really appreciate WHOLE FOODS now!! I am sharing my 4 ingredient gluten-free homemade granola bar recipe.

  3. Katie March 7, 2012 at 12:03 pm #

    Thanks for hosting, France.

    I shared a veggie and bacon frittata and a recipe for reese cups with no refined sugars.

  4. Vicky March 7, 2012 at 3:35 pm #

    The roasted cauliflower looks lovely! I haven’t tried it with tahini, I expect it tastes just wonderful! Today I shared my Nut Roast recipe! Have a lovely week!

  5. Amber March 7, 2012 at 8:40 pm #

    Hi There France,

    This week I am sharing a creamy vegan broccoli soup. Also, sharing a little about my recent Crohn’s flare, with some helpful links in the comments. And finally, at the end of this rather serious post, a funny video from one of my favorite ladies!

    Have a great rest of your week.


  6. Kim Daly March 7, 2012 at 10:16 pm #

    My name is Kim and I’m new to your hop. The Soulicious Life is inspired by my passion for real food and for natural products and eco-practices that benefit us without harming our environment or our animal friends. It also comes from my belief in the power of nature, an active lifestyle, and the practice of yoga.

    I shared a Winter Corn Chowder, Edamame Pate, and Coconut Banana Nut Muffins. Hope you enjoy and thanks for hosting, France! PS – love your idea to toss roasted cauliflower in tahini sauce; yum!

    • France Morissette March 8, 2012 at 5:47 am #

      Kim, thanks so much for stopping by and introducing yourself. I’m excited to check out your site and those dishes sound delish! Have a great day!

  7. Koko March 8, 2012 at 12:51 am #

    Roasting is my absolute favourite method of making cauliflower- yum!!

    • France Morissette March 8, 2012 at 5:47 am #

      Koko, I couldn’t agree more. It makes cauliflower amazing!

  8. Jen March 8, 2012 at 1:38 am #

    I love to eat and I love to cook whole food. I shared a recipe for homemade granola bars that are delicious and a thousand times more healthy than those store bought ones!

    • France Morissette March 8, 2012 at 5:46 am #

      Thanks Jen! I love homemade granola bars!

  9. Kelly @ Inspired Edibles March 8, 2012 at 2:45 pm #

    Your cauliflower looks roasted to perfection France and I can’t think of a better pairing than tihini… what a wonderful idea!

    • France Morissette March 8, 2012 at 6:34 pm #

      Kelly, thanks so much! These little gems don’t last long in the house :)

  10. kristy lynn @ Gastronomical Sovereignty March 9, 2012 at 6:21 pm #

    good heavens! I adore tahini and cauliflower and i’d forgotten about it until now. this will be on the menu for the weekend for sure. thanks for the reminder :)

    • France Morissette March 9, 2012 at 7:17 pm #

      Hi Kristi Lynn. Us too. I enjoyed it so much I’m making it again.

  11. Miz Helen March 11, 2012 at 11:37 pm #

    This is a great recipe that we would really enjoy! Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Happy St. Patrick’s Day and Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

    • France Morissette March 12, 2012 at 3:19 am #

      Thanks Miz Helen!

  12. Janelle (Gluten Freely Frugal) March 12, 2012 at 11:18 pm #

    Thanks so much for sharing this recipe on Allergy-Free Wednesdays! Hope you’ll join us again this week with another great recipe!


  13. Denise April 10, 2012 at 12:54 am #

    Made this tonight and it was really good!!

    • beyondthepeel April 10, 2012 at 3:53 pm #

      Thumbs up! Glad you loved it :)

  14. Brunella Brunet June 4, 2012 at 6:06 pm #

    what is tahini?

    • beyondthepeel June 4, 2012 at 10:07 pm #

      Tahini is like a nut butter, like almond butter or peanut butter, but is made from sesame seeds.

  15. Jan Johnson August 26, 2012 at 2:50 am #

    I am finally getting cauliflower in my kids! I don’t use the tahini part – I just use butter and olive oil and sprinkle with paprika and stir in some slivered carrots and onions. Sometimes I stir a dash or two of tamari sauce (a rich soy sauce) into the oils before tossing it with the cauliflower – yum! I never would have thought of roasting it and now it’s a regular.

    • France Morissette August 26, 2012 at 6:10 pm #

      Oooh! I’m so happy to hear it. Roasting it brings out the best flavor in cauliflower.


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