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Green Tahini Sauce with Spice Roasted Cauliflower

Cauliflowers are of the cruciferous vegetable family and is fat-free, cholesterol-free and low in sodium. Cauliflower is an extremely healthy vegetable that is high in vitamins C and K and is also a good source of folate, which supports cell. To help support your liver detoxification pathways, try this Spice Roasted Cauliflower recipe.



1 whole cauliflower
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp sumac
1 tsp ground sea salt

Green Tahini Sauce

3/4 cup water
3 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoon olive oil
2 large garlic cloves crushed
1 small bunch coriander
2-3 slices jalapeno or green chili
1/4 teaspoon ground sea salt, more to taste
½ cup tahini paste


    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
    2. Trim leaves off cauliflower and break into small florets. Place in a bowl and sprinkle with the spice mix, salt and olive oil and place on a pan lined with baking paper in the oven. Roast until fork tender about 20-25 minutes.
    3. While it’s roasting make the green tahini sauce.
    4. Place all the ingredients except the tahini paste in the blender, and blend until combined (but not smooth). Add paste and blend again until desired smoothness. Adjust salt.


Quinoa Pilaf

1 cup tricolour quinoa
2 cups vegetable stock
1/4 cup pine nuts
1/4 cup currants
1/2 cup chopped coriander


    1. Rinse the quinoa and place in a small saucepan. Add the vegetable stock and bring to the boil. Simmer for 20 to 30 minutes until all the liquid is absorbed.
    2. Remove from heat and add the pine nuts, currants and coriander.
    3. Spread a bed of quinoa on a large serving platter and arrange the cooked cauliflower on top. Next drizzle the green tahini sauce over the cauliflower.


If you enjoyed this nourishing Spice Roasted Cauliflower on Quinoa Pilaf, check out my collection of Main Meal recipes.

Remember, cauliflower is tasty, easy to prepare, and can replace high carb foods in several recipes.