Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing

roasted cauliflower salad PBKM

Recipe by Katie Mae
In the Midwest where I grew up, we didn’t have much variety when it came to fruits and vegetables. Most nights I was treated to frozen and thawed peas, corn or broccoli. No wonder I wasn’t a fan of veggies. Since moving to the west coast though, I am continually impressed by the beauty, aroma and flavor of fresh, organic produce. Now it seems, I can never have too many veggies. This Roasted Cauliflower Salad is one of my favorites, because it is simply prepared, making it easy to enjoy the essence of each veggie on its own.
Makes 6 servings
Ready in 40 minutes
Stores 6 days in fridge



Roasted Vegetables

  • 2 heads of cauliflower, cut into florets
  • ¼ cup low-sodium vegetable broth or water
  • 1 tablespoon Mrs. Dash no-salt seasoning
  • 3 medium carrots, chopped
  • 1 red onion, chopped

Lemon Tahini Dressing

  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • ½ cup tahini
  • 1 lemon, juiced and zested
  • ½ cup low-sodium vegetable broth or water
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1½ teaspoons garlic granules
  • 1 teaspoon miso (optional)



1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Line 2 sheet pans with parchment paper.

2. Coat cauliflower florets with ¼ cup of water or vegetable broth and ½ tablespoon Mrs. Dash no-salt seasoning. Spread cauliflower across 1 of the sheet pans with parchment paper. Roast in oven until brown and soft, about 15 to 20 minutes.

3. Coat carrots and onions in ¼ cup water or vegetable broth and ½ tablespoon Mrs. Dash no-salt seasoning. Roast in oven until soft, about 10 to 12 minutes.

4. Make the Lemon Tahini Dressing: In a blender, add tahini, lemon juice and zest, water, garlic granules and miso. Blend until creamy.

5. Toss cooked vegetables with dressing and parsley. Garnish with extra parsley.


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  1. Morgan Evans
    November 21, 2013

    Do you have a lemon tahini dressing recipe or can you find it at the store?

  2. Plant-Based Katie Lemon Tahini Dressing » Plant-Based Katie
    November 21, 2013

    […] My favorite way to enjoy this dressing is in this Roasted Cauliflower Salad. […]

  3. Katie Mae
    Katie Mae
    November 21, 2013

    Sorry, I fixed the link in the ingredient list above. You can find the recipe here:

  4. jj
    November 25, 2015

    yum…sounds great.
    thank you for sharing all your scrumptious recipes.
    i do have a question…i do not consume or cook with oil…the only tahini i can find is made with oil…do you know of any that do not use oil? or have you ever taken the sesame seeds and made it yourself? thanks for your assistance