This Golden Roasted Cauliflower with Coconut Curry Tahini Dressing is full of warm flavors and great for a healthy and hearty meal that will warm you from the inside!
It’s really starting to feel like winter around here and I’ve been craving all the warm and cozy meals. This Golden Roasted Cauliflower with Coconut Curry Tahini Dressing is one of my favorite recipes lately and will really make you feel good!
Cauliflower might get a bad wrap for being bland, but once you try this golden roasted cauliflower you will never be saying that again!
Golden Roasted Cauliflower with Coconut Curry Tahini Dressing Recipe Ingredients
- Cauliflower – One of the reasons this recipe is called “golden” roasted cauliflower is because I did use the golden colored cauliflower. You can use whatever color cauliflower you prefer. White is the most common but I like the yellow cauliflower because it’s pretty and has a slightly sweeter taste than white cauliflower.
- Chickpeas – I used one can of cooked chickpeas. You can use home cooked chickpeas also. If you’re looking for a substitute for the chickpeas you could use white beans or just omit them and add extra cauliflower.
- Dried Cranberries – I really like the sweetness the dried cranberries add to this dish. They’re also a nice ingredient to use this time of year. You could also dried tart cherries or pomegranate seeds.
- Spices – The cauliflower is seasoned with salt, pepper, yellow curry powder, dried turmeric, onion and garlic powder. Feel free to add anything else you desire!
- Fresh Cilantro – I love to garnish with some fresh cilantro! It has a bright and fresh flavor and goes very well with the curry. If you don’t like cilantro you can leave it out and instead use mint, parsley, basil or really any other green herb you like.
- Cashews – Salted and roasted cashews are also a great garnish because they add some nice texture and salt. You could use any roasted nut or just leave them out if you don’t like them.
- Tahini Sauce – The coconut curry tahini sauce really brings the flavor here! It is made with coconut milk, tahini, dijon mustard, maple syrup, tamari, lemon juice, garlic, ginger, curry powder and salt and pepper. It’s super creamy and so delicious!
How To Make The Best Golden Roasted Cauliflower
- Start by preparing your cauliflower. Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees F. Wash cauliflower and remove the leaves and core. Cut cauliflower into bite size florets. Add cauliflower to a large baking sheet, along with the chickpeas.
- Pour olive oil over cauliflower and chickpeas and then add all the seasonings. Mix together with your hands to make sure everything is coated well. Place into oven and roast for about 20 minutes. Remove from the oven, pour on the dried cranberries, mix everything and roast another 5 minutes or so.
- Prepare the tahini sauce while the cauliflower is roasting. Add all dressing ingredients to a medium sized bowl and mix together. Consistency should be creamy and easily drizzle- able. I encourage you to give the dressing a taste and adjust ingredients according to the flavors you like!
- Prepare you bowls. Add rice, or another grain, to your bowl and then top with a couple of spoonfuls of the cauliflower and chickpea mixture. Drizzle desired amount of dressing over and then add fresh cilantro, cashews and extra dried cranberries if you like. Enjoy!
Recipe Frequently Asked Questions
- Is this recipe vegan? Yes!
- Is this recipe gluten free? Yes!
- How many servings does this recipe make? It really depends on how large your cauliflower is, but it should make either two extra large portions or 3-4 smaller ones.
- How long will leftovers last? If you store in an airtight container in the refrigerator they should last for about 3-4 days.
- Can I use broccoli instead of cauliflower? Although they are similar, they also have a lot of differences and I really like cauliflower in this recipe because it’s more milk in flavor. But, you can definitely use broccoli if you want!
Have a question I didn’t answer? Ask me in the comment section below and I will get back to you ASAP!