Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini Sauce


Recipe courtesy of member Justin Couvillion.

Recipe makes 4 servings.
Approximate Cook Time: 50 minutes
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Votes: 11
Rating: 4.45
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Roasted Cauliflower
2 tablespoon(s) olive oil
2 teaspoon(s) cumin
1 head(s) cauliflower, cored and cut into 1.5 inch florets
1/4 teaspoon(s) sea salt, (optional)
1/8 teaspoon(s) black pepper, freshly ground
Tahini Sauce
1/2 cup(s) tahini, (may be found in many middle eastern markets or at Whole Foods)
3 medium garlic clove(s), smashed and minced into a paste
1 medium lemon(s), juiced
1/2 cup(s) water
1/4 teaspoon(s) sea salt, (optional)
1/8 teaspoon(s) paprika


  1. Preheat oven to 500 F.
  2. Toss cauliflower, olive oil, cumin, sea salt (if desired) and black pepper together in a large bowl.
  3. Transfer mixture to rimmed baking sheet and spread out evenly.
  4. Bake until cauliflower is browned and tender, 25 - 30 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  5. Meanwhile, combine tahini, garlic, lemon juice, and water in a small bowl. Season with sea salt if desired and sprinkle paprika on top.
  6. Serve cauliflower hot or at room temperature with tahini sauce.
  7. To make a paleo-friendly hummus, add roasted cauliflower and tahini sauce to a food processor and blend until a paste forms. Add additional olive oil if desired and serve with vegetables.


  1. Spectatrix

    Roasting is now my favorite way to prepare cauliflower. The tahini sauce is good too, though I could’ve happily munched on the plain cauli all day long.

  2. Julie

    This recipe sounds good, but should be renamed “Cauliflower Hummus” or Paleo Hummus. That better states what the recipe actually is. Going to make it now.

  3. TatrixSaigh

    I am obsessed with hummus. So happy to find a replacement without legumes. I didn’t change a thing and will have this on hand from now on.

  4. Sarah

    I accidentally tossed the cauliflower in the tahini sauce before baking it. It turned out wonderfully! We will be making this again!

  5. Marvy Mel

    Roasted cauliflower is amazing with lemon squeezed on top!

  6. Rachelle

    Forgot the Tahini!!! Can I substitute with almond butter, since we cannot use peanut butter? I tried googling for substitutes and that is what came up the most often….help…this is for dinner tonight!!

  7. Fiona M

    Love roast cauliflower! But not a fan of cumin, substituted with smoked paprika and was sensational.

  8. Annie

    the best recipe ever!!!. creamy without cream!! Almost tasted like a rich mac-n-cheese!!

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