Roast Cauliflower Recipe with Tahini Dressing by The Honest Project

Roast Cauliflower Recipe with Tahini Dressing by The Honest Project

This cauliflower recipe is healthy and also delicious. It’s a fun twist on a regular vegetable dish and perfect as a side dish. Cauliflower is inexpensive, delicious and really good for us. With minimal attention, it can be transformed into a flavoursome and hearty meal.


2 cauliflowers
¼ cup olive oil
½ red chilli, finely chopped
Sea salt
Black pepper
1 pomegranate
1 handful of fresh mint, finely chopped
1 handful of fresh parsley, finely chopped
¼ cup raisins

Tahini dressing
4 tbsp tahini
2 tbsp water
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 garlic clove, minced
Juice of half a lemon
1 shallot finely chopped
1 tsp sea salt


1. Preheat the oven to Gas 5/190C.
2. Chop the cauliflower into small florets and place in a large bowl with the chopped red chilli, olive oil, sea salt and black pepper. Toss well to ensure the cauliflower florets are well coated with the oil.
3. Place the cauliflower on two baking trays and place in the oven for 30 minutes or until golden brown and tender.
4. Prepare the dressing, by adding all the ingredients to a blender and blending well. If you don’t have a blender, use a whisk to whisk the ingredients together. If the dressing is too thick, add a little extra water to thin it.
5. Once the cauliflower is cooked, place in a large bowl along with the pomegranate seeds, raisins and most of the chopped herbs (reserve some for garnish).
6. Add a few tablespoons of the dressing and toss well.
7. Tip onto a serving dish and top the remaining herbs and a good drizzle of the dressing.
8. Serve any leftover dressing in a bowl on the side.


– For a little something extra, sprinkle some dukkah on top for added flavour and crunch.


Frances Walsh Frances Walsh is the creator and writer behind healthy lifestyle blog, The Honest  Project. The Honest Project focuses on plant based eating and cooking, using  vegetables, fruits and wholefoods. Frances’ interest is in preparing  and eating foods that are made from scratch but are practical and easy to make for even the most inexperienced cook.

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