If you're looking for a flavorful and healthy side dish, then look no further than roasted cauliflower with tahini and dates! This recipe combines the nutty flavor of roasted cauliflower with the sweet taste of chopped dates and the savory kick of red onion. To tie it all together, a rich and creamy tahini sauce is added, which complements the other ingredients perfectly. Whether you're a seasoned cook or a beginner, this recipe is easy to make and is sure to impress your friends and family. So fire up your oven and get ready to enjoy a delicious and nutritious dish that's perfect for any occasion!
- Roasted cauliflower: Tender and nutty with a crispy exterior, the roasted cauliflower adds a delicious and earthy flavor to the dish. Love roasted cauliflower?! Try Harissa Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpeas with Tahini Sauce and
Za’atar Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpeas Salad with Tahini Sauce.
- Roasted chopped dates: The chopped dates provide a sweet and slightly caramelized taste, which complements the nuttiness of the roasted cauliflower and the savory flavor of the red onion.
- Sliced and roasted red onion: Soft and caramelized, the roasted red onion adds a slightly sweet and savory flavor to the dish.
- Hearty greens: A mix of hearty greens, such as spinach, arugula, or mixed greens, adds a fresh and crisp texture to the dish and balances out the sweetness of the dates and nuttiness of the cauliflower.
Easy Tanhi Sauce
Easy tahini sauce works as the perfect flavor pack dressing for roasted cauliflower and dates. Its nutty flavor complements the roasted cauliflower, creating a rich and complex taste that is both savory and slightly sweet. The addition of lemon juice to the tahini sauce balances the sweetness of the dates, resulting in a harmonious blend of flavors. With its depth of flavor, creaminess, and balance, the tahini sauce is the perfect finishing touch that elevates the roasted cauliflower with tahini and dates to the next level. For more recipes with this easy tahini sauce try Lentils and Kale Salad and Harissa Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpeas with Tahini Sauce.
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread the cauliflower florets, chopped dates, and sliced red onion on the baking sheet. Drizzle with a little olive oil and toss to coat.
Roast the vegetables in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the cauliflower is tender and lightly browned. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and place the roasted vegetables on a bed of the greens.
Drizzle the tahini sauce over the vegetables and serve immediately.
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What to Serve Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini and Dates with:
Roasted cauliflower with tahini and dates is a versatile and flavorful side dish that pairs well with a variety of main courses. This dish has a Middle Eastern flair, so it goes particularly well with other Middle Eastern-inspired dishes like grilled lamb kebabs, chicken shawarma, or falafel.
For a vegetarian option, you could serve it with Cilantro Jalapeno Hummus and pita bread, or as part of a mezze platter alongside other small dishes like tzatziki sauce, Roasted Carrots Dip, and black bean hummus.
It pairs well with roasted chicken or fish, grilled steak, or even a hearty soup or stew. For vegetarian main ideas try Lentil Stuffed Peppers, French Lentils Braised in Red Wine and Caramelized Onions or Polenta Stuffed Peppers
Roasted cauliflower with tahini and dates is also great on its own as a light lunch or dinner, especially when served over a bed of greens or quinoa for a complete meal. The possibilities are endless, so get creative and enjoy this delicious dish!
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Roaster Cauliflower with Tahini and Dates
- 1 head of cauliflower
- 1 cup of chopped dates
- 1 red onion
- 2 cups of greens
Easy Tahini Sauce
- Tahini sauce
- 3 tablespoons Tahini
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- ⅛ teaspoon cumin
- 4-5 tablespoons ice water
- Preheat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Spread the cauliflower florets, chopped dates, and sliced red onion on the baking sheet. Drizzle with a little olive oil and toss to coat.
- Roast the vegetables in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the cauliflower is tender and lightly browned.
- Remove the baking sheet from the oven and place the roasted vegetables on a bed of the greens.
- Drizzle the tahini sauce over the vegetables and serve immediately.