This simple side of Oven Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini Yogurt Sauce is a delicious, easy side for quick weeknight dinner. It works lovely paired with chicken, fish or even in a vegetarian rice bowl!
Hey guys! We are already thisclose to the weekend again. Can I get a woot woot?! For this quickie Thursday, I thought I’d bring you a simple, clean eating recipe today considering that I’m trying to increase my veggie intake after the indulgent month of December. Who’s with me?
Growing up, the most common way we’d enjoy veggies was usually boiled or steamed (for the record, boiled veggies are particularly popular in Newfoundland…hello jigg’s dinner). Have you ever heard of jigg’s dinner? It’s a traditional Newfoundland meal consisting of salt beef and a whole whack of boiled veg – potatoes, carrot, turnip, cabbage, parsnip with pea’s puddin’. The meat and veg are cooked together and the salty beef flavours the veg. Though, I’m not a regular jigg’s dinner cooker, I do enjoy it when my mother or grandmother prepares every so often.
These days, most of the veggies I eat are roasted. I love all the little caramelly bits. It’s my favourite part! Lucky for me, hubby loves veg too so we go through a lot in our home. Usually a couple of days a week, we have a ‘bowl’ dinner where we have something like chicken with quinoa and roasted veg all together in a bowl. This oven roasted cauliflower fits perfectly with the whole ‘bowl’ dinner!
While the cauliflower is roasting, get on with the tahini yogurt sauce. It’s creamy, dreamy and simple to whiz up. Let out your inner artist and drizzle that sauce over the veg. Leftover sauce works wonderfully as a dressing for a green salad too!
Hope you enjoy this oven roasted cauliflower recipe! Tell me, what’s your fave veg and how do you like to prepare it?
Have an awesome weekend!
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Oven Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini Yogurt Sauce
Oven Roasted Cauliflower
- 5 cups cauliflower -cut into florets (roughly half a head)
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/4 tsp salt
Tahini Yogurt Sauce
- 1/3 cup greek yogurt
- 1 tbsp tahini
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tbsp vegetable stock or water -or more, depending on desired consistency of sauce
- 1 clove garlic -finely minced
- pinch salt
- pinch black pepper
- 2-3 tbsp pomegranate arils
- Preheat oven to 450F. Toss cauliflower with oil, salt and pepper. Place on sheet pan and roast 15 minutes. Carefully remove, turn florets over, and roast an additional 10 minutes.
- While cauliflower is roasting, make tahini yogurt sauce. Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl, whisking to combine. Drizzle over roasted cauliflower and sprinkle with pomegranate. Enjoy!