spiced tahini whole roast cauliflower

spiced tahini whole roast cauliflower

spiced tahini whole roast cauliflower

Spiced tahini whole roast cauliflower


Welcome back to Sandtondiet and to this week’s spiced tahini whole roast cauliflower recipe.

Cauliflower is such a versatile vegetable. It can be prepared in so many ways and is super healthy too. It can be cut up into florets, kept raw or cooked and it takes on most flavours beautifully. For today’s recipe I have decided to keep the cauliflower whole.

This week’s whole roast cauliflower recipe uses the flavours of the Middle East. The combination of tahini and spices makes for the most wonderful rub for this cauliflower.

I cooked this cauliflower for 40 minutes so that it still had a bit of a bite to it. If you prefer your cauliflower well-cooked then just add 10 – 15 minutes to the cooking time.

If you aren’t sure what to do with this whole roast cauliflower then have a look at this recipe  spiced tahini cauliflower wrap. This was a seriously delicious lunch!

I hope that you enjoy this recipe as much as I did. Until next time, Leanne xoxo


Spiced tahini whole roast cauliflower


1 medium size whole cauliflower, outer leaves removed

¾ cup tahini, store bought

2 tsp paprika

1 tsp cumin




  1. Begin by combining the tahini, paprika and cumin
  2. Mix the sauce ingredients together well
  3. Place the cauliflower in an oven proof baking dish and begin spreading the sauce all over the cauliflower
  4. Spread the sauce over the cauliflower in a thick layer and the sauce is finished
  5. Cover the dish with tinfoil and place into an oven that has been pre-heated to 180⁰C
  6. Baked the cauliflower for 40 minutes keeping it covered the whole time
  7. At the end of the 40 minutes remove the tinfoil and continue cooking for a further 20 minutes
  8. I like the cauliflower with a bit of a bite but if you prefer yours to be a bit softer then cook it for a further 10 – 15 minutes and then enjoy!



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