Roasted Cauliflower Drizzled with Lemon Tahini Sauce

This quick recipe will change the way you feel about Cauliflower! Oven-roasted and drizzled with a flavorful easy Lemon Tahini Sauce. It makes for the most perfect creamy melt-in-your mouth side veggie or appetizer!

Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Vegan
Keyword cauliflower recipe, easy side dish, easy vegan appetizer
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 cups of cauliflower
Calories 117 kcal
Author Anjali Lalani


  • 1 large cauliflower , cut into medium-sized florets
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • freshly ground pepper
  • salt

For the Lemon Tahini Sauce

  • 1/4 cup tahini see notes below
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice , freshly squeezed
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 teasp salt


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Toss the cauliflower florets with olive oil, salt, and pepper to taste.

  3. Spread the florets in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  4. Roast in the oven for about 20 minutes minutes until the florets are golden brown and roasted on the edges. While the cauliflower is roasting, make the sauce.

To Make Sauce:

  1. Add all the sauce ingredients in a small blender or small food processor (note: depending on the lemons, you may need more or less lemon juice. I recommend starting off with less lemon juice and working your way up). Blend completely.

  2. Once the cauliflower is roasted, remove from oven and drizzle on the sauce while the cauliflower is still hot so it melts right on. Enjoy hot or's delicious either way!

Recipe Notes

Tahini - I highly recommend purchasing Tahini from your local Mediterranean food grocery store. I've found this tahini to be pure and much better in consistency, taste, and easier to work with compared to tahini found at large stores.

Nutrition Facts
Roasted Cauliflower Drizzled with Lemon Tahini Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 117 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 143mg6%
Potassium 464mg13%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin C 70.1mg85%
Calcium 47mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.