Tangy Tahini Cauliflower and Potato

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Tangy Tahini Cauliflower and Potato Recipe

Lately, I’ve been a little obsessed with tahini and the many health benefits of sesame seeds, making this dish more appealing!

The best part? This dish requires only five minutes of prep time, and another five minutes to whip up the dressing while it bakes in the oven. It’s a great option for busy weeknights or lazy weekends when you want something delicious without spending too much time in the kitchen. You can pair it with your favorite protein, whether you’re plant-based or not. Add a cup of cooked lentils and some nuts for some extra protein.

This roast vegetable dish is the epitome of comfort food. Who doesn’t love potatoes, after all? But the tangy tahini dressing elevates the humble potato to new heights. And it’s not just potatoes – this dish features a colorful medley of roasted vegetables that will not only satisfy your taste buds but also give your body the nutrients it needs.

For a complete meal, serve it with plant-based patties, tofu, or vegan schnitzels. Trust me; it pairs perfectly with everything. So, the next time you’re craving something comforting and healthy, give this tangy tahini roast vegetable dish a try.

And let’s not forget about the dressing! This tahini dressing is the perfect finishing touch to this dish. It’s tangy, creamy, and flavorful, and it pulls all the flavors together. Plus, it’s incredibly easy to make with just a few simple ingredients.

Tahini is a paste made from ground sesame seeds that is commonly used in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine. It is a great source of healthy fats, protein, and some minerals such as calcium and magnesium. These nutrients are essential for maintaining healthy bones, muscles, and organs.

Tahini contains lignans, which are compounds with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. These properties can help protect the body against chronic diseases such as heart disease and cancer. Tahini also contains phytosterols, which are compounds that have been shown to lower cholesterol levels in the body. This makes tahini a great addition to a heart-healthy diet.

Incorporating tahini into your diet can provide a range of health benefits while also adding flavor and variety to your meals.

Tangy Tahini Cauliflower and Potato

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Tangy Tahini Cauliflower and Potato Recipe


  • 1/2 cauliflower (a cruciferous vegetable that is high in fiber, vitamins C and K, and potassium.)
  • 3 large potatoes (good source of carbohydrates and some fiber.)
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric (a spice that has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.)
  • 1 teaspoon salt (an essential mineral that helps regulate fluid balance and nerve function in the body.)
  • 1 teaspoon coriander (an herb that contains antioxidants and may help improve digestion)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder (a spice that has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties.)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (a healthy fat that is high in monounsaturated fatty acids and improves brain function.)
  • 1 red onion (good source of fiber, vitamin C, and antioxidants.)
  • handful fresh coriander
  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar a wonderful alternative to refined sugars
  • Tahini Dress
  • 1/2 cup tahini made from sesame seeds, it is high in healthy fats, protein, and some minerals.
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice a good source of vitamin C and antioxidants,
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • warm water as needed to thin the dressing


  1. Mix all spices in a bowl (including salt)
  2. Break up the cauliflower into small florets.
  3. Mix all spices in a bowl (including salt)
  4. Place vegetables on a baking tray. Coat generously with the mixed spices and two tablespoons of olive oil. Bake in the oven at 180 degrees for 25 minutes.
  5. In a small bowl, make the tahini dressing by combining all the ingredients. Once mixed together, you will need to add warm water until you get the desired consistency. You want to be able to pour it over your vegetables, so ideally mix it until you get a thick dressing.
  6. Place cooked roasted vegetables on a serving plate, top with fresh coriander,and drizzle with the tahini dressing.

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Cauliflower is definitely a must-have in this dish! This cruciferous vegetable is a true powerhouse, offering a wide range of health benefits that your body will thank you for. With a high fiber content, cauliflower can aid in digestion and promote a healthy gut. Additionally, it’s rich in vitamins C and K, which play key roles in keeping your skin glowing and radiant, supporting blood clotting, and maintaining strong bones. Potassium, another nutrient found in cauliflower, can help regulate blood pressure and keep your heart healthy.

Potatoes are a versatile and nutrient-dense ingredient that makes a perfect addition to this tangy tahini potato and cauliflower dish. Not only are they a good source of carbohydrates for energy, but they also contain fiber, vitamin C, potassium, and vitamin B6.

If you’re looking for a way to increase the protein content of this dish, there are a couple of options. One easy option is to add lentils or chickpeas. For lentils, you can simply boil some and sprinkle them on top of the cooked dish, or you can use canned lentils. If you’re using chickpeas, be sure to roast them along with the vegetables for extra flavor and protein.

In conclusion, this recipe for tangy tahini potatoes and cauliflower is a must-try for anyone looking for a healthy, flavorful, and easy-to-make meal. With the benefits of cauliflower, tahini, and other ingredients, this dish not only satisfies your taste buds but also supports your overall health and well-being.

So, next time you are in the mood for a vegetarian dish, give this recipe a try. You can easily modify the recipe to suit your preferences by adding other vegetables or spices. And don’t forget to make the tahini dressing – it adds the perfect tangy flavor to the dish.

Eating healthy doesn’t have to be bland or boring, and with recipes like this, you can have a nutritious and delicious meal in no time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is this freezable?

I wouldn’t recommend it. Potatoes don’t go so well when frozen, and they are really best eaten fresh.

Can you eat this cold?

Yes, while it’s yummy warm, it’s great as a salad served at room temperature (maybe not fridge-cold)

How do I up the protein content on this?

You can add lentils or chickpeas to this dish. If using lentils, I would simply boil some or use a can of lentils and sprinkle on top when cooked. For chickpeas, definitely roast them with vegetables.