Cauliflower with Tahini

Cauliflower with Tahini sounds weird, I know.  I first saw this combination on a menu at Pita Jungle.  This place is awesome.  All the food is delicious and healthy.  If you have one in your area, you should check them out.  So when I first went there, I thought I’d try something new, “Caramelized Cauliflower with Tahini.”  It was amazing.  I’d go there just to get some of this.

Then I tried it at home.  The first time, I accidentally fried the tahini.  Whoops.  Don’t do that.  The second time I realized how easy it was to make on my own.  I still get it all the time at Pita Jungle because it’s still slightly better there, but I make it for myself a lot too.

This recipe only requires 4 ingredients.  One of which is tahini.  Tahini is sesame seed paste.  It’s quite tasty and is a key ingredient in hummus.  You can find it at Trader Joe’s next to the hummus in the refrigerated section.  You won’t use all of the tahini you buy in this recipe so you could use some to make hummus.  This recipe is delicious as a snack and will make you love cauliflower.

Cauliflower with Tahini

Active Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 1 snack sized portion

Cauliflower with Tahini


  • 1/2 head of cauliflower, cut into bite sized florets
  • 2 tbsp tahini sauce (found at Trader Joe's)
  • 1 tbsp pine nuts
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


  1. Add the olive oil to a medium sized skillet. Heat to medium heat. Once hot (water sizzles when you drip a little on the pan), add the cauliflower. S
  2. aute until soft. To speed this up, you could cover the pan and stir occasionally. Add the pine nuts and cook for 1 minute longer.
  3. Remove from heat and pour into a serving bowl. Add the tahini sauce and mix together. Serve immediately.
  4. Enjoy and don't forget to go for second helpings!

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