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Crispy Tahini Cauliflower

Chef Kenzie Osborne
Chef Kenzie's 10-minute prep crispy tahini cauliflower is the perfect appetizer or side dish to serve for your next family feast!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 medium carrot, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 head of garlic, whole bulb
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ cup tahini
  • 1 tsp worcestershire sauce (Always Delicious pg.
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 head cauliflower (about 4 cups florets)


  • Preheat oven to 450F (recommended to use convection setting, if possible)
  • On a sheet pan, mix together chopped carrots, chopped onion, whole garlic bulb, oil, cumin, curry powder, and salt. Spread in a single layer and roast for 15-20 minutes, until vegetables are tender.
  • Peel the garlic skins from each of the cloves. Discard the skins. Transfer roasted vegetables to a bowl along with the roasted garlic, tahini, worchestershire sauce, and apple cider vinegar. Blend until smooth. OPTIONAL: For a thinner consistency, mix with milk, coconut milk, or chicken/vegetable stock.
  • Reserve some of the sauce for dipping the cauliflower. Toss the remaining sauce with cauliflower. Spread on the same sheet pan and roast for 15-20 minutes, until cauliflower is crisp on the outside and tender on the inside.
  • Serve with reserved sauce for dipping. Enjoy!



Nutrition (Per Serving - about one cup cauliflower with dip)

Fat: 23g
Carbohydrates: 19g
Protein: 9g
Calories: 300

Phase 1 Meal Suggestion

Add 16 ounces chicken thighs (boneless, skinless) and 2 cups white beans (canned, drained, rinsed) to the sheet pan. Mix with the sauce and raw cauliflower. Roast the cauliflower and chicken until the chicken is fully cooked through (about 20 minutes). Add non-starchy vegetables, if desired. Top with 1/4 avocado, sliced or diced.
Fat: 47%
Carbohydrates: 28%
Protein: 25%
Calories: 620
Keyword Dairy-Free, Dips and Sauces, Quick and Easy