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Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Tahini Dressing
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Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Tahini Dressing

Filling, healthy, and absolutely delicious, this Middle Eastern-inspired dish will become a favorite in your kitchen.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Keyword: Roasted Cauliflower Salad
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 480kcal


Roasted Cauliflower Salad

  • 1 cauliflower head medium size
  • 2 cups chickpeas
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoon za'atar
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 50 g rocket salad
  • 100 g baby spinach
  • ½ pomegranate
  • 1 avocado
  • 5-6 fresh mint leaves
  • Sumac add to taste before serving

Tahini Dressing

  • 2 garlic cloves
  • A pinch of salt
  • 4 tablespoon tahini
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Water Add slowly while whisking until desired consistency


Roasted Cauliflower Salad

  • Preheat the oven to 200C or 400F.
  • Using a big mixing bowl, add a cauliflower head cut into florets and chickpeas. Add olive oil, za'atar, cumin, coriander, sweet paprika and salt and combine all the ingredients until the cauliflower florets and chickpeas are well coated. You can always adjust with more oil or spices depending on the size of your cauliflower.
  • Transfer the cauliflower and chickpeas onto a baking tray and bake for 25-30 minutes or until the chickpeas are crunchy and the cauliflower tender and golden. Make sure to stir the ingredients half way to ensure that everything is cooking evenly.
  • Once your cauliflower and chickpeas are ready to go, you can start building your salad. Let them cool for a couple of minutes before you add them into the salad bowl to make sure the leaves stay fresh. Add the spinach and rocket leaves, baked cauliflower and chickpeas, pomegranate, avocado cut into big slices, fresh mint finely chopped, sumac to add a delicious lemony touch and some extra Za'atar to taste.

Tahini Dressing

  • Combine the tahini, pressed garlic, fresh lemon juice and salt in a mixing bowl. Using a whisk or a fork, combine all the ingredients and pour water slowly while you keep whisking. Keep adding water until you reach the desired consistency. You want to get a creamy texture for the perfect dressing consistency.
  • Right before serving, add your homemade tahini dressing.


Calories: 480kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Sodium: 84mg | Potassium: 1295mg | Fiber: 16g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 3073IU | Vitamin C: 93mg | Calcium: 169mg | Iron: 6mg