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roasted cauliflower topped with harissa sauce
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Roasted Harissa Cauliflower

This roasted cauliflower is topped with a harissa tahini sauce that brings a bit of spice, savory notes, and sweetness. The roasted harissa tahini cauliflower is special enough to be served on its own or as a tasty side dish.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Side Dish, Vegetable
Cuisine: American, Mediterranean
Keyword: cauliflower, harissa
Servings: 2
Calories: 341kcal
Author: Aimee


  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 3 dates
  • ½ lemon
  • 1 tablespoon harissa sauce
  • 2 tablespoon tahini
  • 2 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • parsley optional


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Cut up the cauliflower, removing the core and leaves. Cut the remaining cauliflower into small florets.
  • Place cauliflower in a bowl and toss with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Spread on a baking sheet. Roast in the oven for 20-25 minutes, stirring halfway through.
  • While cauliflower cooks, chop the dates into small pieces.
  • When cauliflower is several minutes from being done, make your sauce. Add the harissa, tahini, water, honey, and garlic powder to a small skillet. Heat over low heat and stir or whisk to combine. Heat for 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sauce is warm and ingredients are combined.
  • Plate the cauliflower and squeeze fresh lemon juice over the top. Add dates, then drizzle the harissa sauce over the cauliflower. Top with parsley or any other fresh herbs.


Calories: 341kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Sodium: 194mg | Potassium: 1069mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 68IU | Vitamin C: 155mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 2mg