Middle Eastern Recipes, Palestinian Cuisine, Sides and Appetizers

Vegan Cauliflower Tahini Bake

A freshly baked tray of cauliflower garnished with pomegranate seeds, pine nuts and chopped parsley

Losing weight during Ramadan is easier than you think. When adopting a healthy lifestyle and consuming healthy meals, you will get rid of stubborn fat. However, you might find dieting during the holy month impossible due to the unbeatable diversity of food. This Vegan Cauliflower Tahini Bake recipe will make your life easier.

The easiest way to stick to a diet is to include more vegetables as they are loaded with fiber. Eating veggies alone is alright, but adding a delicious sauce will definitely uplift the taste. So what are you waiting for, vegetarian and vegan people? Give this recipe a try!


Perfectly made baked Cauliflower with tahini and topped with pomegranate, fried nuts, and parsley.
Uplift your table with this mouthwatering recipe.


Cauliflower: An Underrated Vegetable

Although it has a range of health benefits, cauliflower is one of the most underrated veggies. Like all cruciferous veggies, cauliflower is rich in glucosinolates that fight cancer.

This vegetable pairs perfectly with many main dishes but it can also be served alone. Whether baked or fried; cauliflower dipped in the right sauce will make a delicious dish.


Transform Your Dish Completely with Tahini

Add life to your Baked Cauliflower and take this side dish to another level with Tahini. With a drizzle of nutty tahini, this vegetarian Cauliflower Tahini Bake becomes addictive. The easiest vegetable side dish around, and it requires just a few ingredients.


Perfectly blended, this authentic Vegan Cauliflower Tahini Bake is going to be you new go-to side dish.
Unbeatable and flavorful side dish.

Recipe Variations

Add a lovely pop of green on top of the finished side dish with some fresh parsley or mint.

Roast some carrots with the cauliflower for added color.

Slice the cauliflower into long, thick slices, then make tahini cauliflower steaks using the same method. 5-10 minutes may be added to the cooking time.


This Vegan Cauliflower Tahini Bake topped with parsley, fried nuts, and pomegranate will uplift your table on all occasions.
An irresistible piece of art.

Expert Tips

You could bake the Cauliflower in the oven to get that crispy texture.

It’s essential to cut the cauliflower into small or medium pieces so they can be cooked all the way through.

Depending on your preferences, you can add any extra spices or dry herbs you choose.

This Mediterranean recipe matches perfectly with several main dishes such as grilled fish, meat, or other vegetarian main courses or salads. 


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How do I know if the cauliflower is done baking?

Throughout the cooking time, pierce with a fork or the tip of a knife to check. Cook until the pieces are tender-crisp.

How should cauliflower be cleaned before roasting?

Remove any leaves from the bottom without cutting off the florets. Rinse and pat the cauliflower well to dry.

How to store this vegetarian Cauliflower Tahini Bake?

You can store the leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

How do I reheat the Vegetarian Cauliflower Tahini Bake leftovers?

In order to reheat the leftovers, pop them back in the air-fryer, microwave, or on the stovetop. This will help in restoring the crispy texture.


An easy-to-make and delicious Vegan Cauliflower Tahini Bake, this dish is perfect for any gathering.
A picture you can smell.

What You Will Need for this Recipe

This cauliflower bake is the best vegetarian side dish for any meal. It’s creamy, and super filling. It’s naturally vegan and is perfect for the cold weather! You will need the following ingredients to make this mouthwatering recipe.

To Roast the Cauliflower:

Cauliflower: The main ingredient.

Seasonings such as coriander powder, garlic powder, Aleppo pepper, turmeric, and salt in order to create balanced and flavorsome food.

Olive oil: In order to add depth and flavor to food.

For the Bell Pepper and Onion Mixture:

Oil: To mix the ingredients together.

Yellow onion: To add a strong flavor to the mixture.

Garlic: It contributes to a sweeter flavor to the mixture.

Bell pepper: You could use any color.

For the Sauce:

Tahini: The main dressing and sauce of this side dish.

Warm water: Warm water is the secret ingredient to the smoothest and creamiest tahini sauce.

Lemon juice: To thicken Tahini and give it an acidic flavor.

Yogurt: To thicken tahini.

Salt: To intensify the flavor.


Instructions

To Roast the Cauliflower

Mix the cauliflower with coriander powder, garlic powder, Aleppo pepper, turmeric, salt, and olive oil.

Then, air-fry at 400 flipping halfway for 15-20 mins. Or you can deep fry or roast in the oven. They should be fork tender.

For the Bell Pepper and Onion Mixture

Heat the oil and add the onions and peppers and sauté for 2 minutes, then add the minced garlic.

Next, sauté for 5 minutes or until all soft and fragrant.

To Prepare the Tahini Sauce

Mix tahini with warm water, lemon juice, yogurt, and salt together with a whisk.

Once the vegetables are cooked and the cauliflower is cooked, layer them together in a baking dish and add the sauce on top.

After that, bake at 425 for 15 minutes, uncovered.

Finally, top with toasted pine nuts, pomegranate seeds, and parsley.

Enjoy!


Quick and simple, this Vegan Cauliflower Tahini Bake adds a special touch to your dinner table on all occasions.
Beyond perfection!

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This authentic baked cauliflower with Tahini will uplift your table incredibly. Stay healthy with this mouthwatering side dish on any occasion.

Vegan Cauliflower Tahini Bake

Fatimah
This cauliflower Tahini Bake recipe is the best vegetarian side dish to any meal. It will be your new go-to side dish for any occasion including Ramadan!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Palestinian
Servings 6 people

Ingredients
  

For the Cauliflower

  • 1 large head cauliflower
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¾ teaspoon Aleppo pepper
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons oil

For the Bell Pepper and Onion Mixture

  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • ½ large yellow onion finely diced
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1 bell pepper any color, finely diced

For the Sauce

  • 1 cup tahini
  • 2 cups warm water
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons yogurt (you can add vegan yogurt)
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Instructions
 

To Roast the Cauliflower

  • Mix the cauliflower with coriander powder, garlic powder, Aleppo pepper, turmeric, salt, and olive oil then air-fry at 400 flipping halfway for 15-20 mins. Or you can deep fry or roast in the oven. They should be fork tender.

For the Bell Pepper and Onion Mixture

  • Heat the oil and add the onions and peppers and saute for 2 minutes, then add the minced garlic.
  • Then, sauté for 5 minutes or until all soft and fragrant.

To Prepare the Tahini Sauce

  • Mix tahini with warm water, lemon juice, yogurt, and salt together with a whisk.
  • Once the vegetables are cooked and the cauliflower is cooked, layer them together in a baking dish and add the sauce on top.
  • Bake at 425 for 15 minutes, uncovered.
  • Top with toasted pine nuts, pomegranate seeds, and parsley.

Notes

  • Bake the Cauliflower in a hot oven to get that crispy texture.
  • It’s essential to use a little or medium cauliflower since a large one will burn on the exterior while remaining undercooked on the inside.
  • To maximize the flavor, use as much Tahini as possible.
  • Depending on your preferences, you can add any extra spices or dry herbs you choose.
Keyword Baked cauliflower, Cauliflower with tahini, Healthy side-dish
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3 thoughts on “Vegan Cauliflower Tahini Bake

  1. Aida Arthur says:

    5 stars
    What a great vegetable dish that you can put together and bake later. I always like vegetable recipes that I can make ahead and this recipe did not disappoint. We loved it!

  2. Arki says:

    5 stars
    This was delish!
    Thank you for all those amazing recipes always 🤍

  3. Sara says:

    5 stars
    I made this for Friendsgiving tonight and everyone enjoyed it. Been wanting to make it ever since I saw a post on Insta. Thanks!

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