Tahini Roasted Cauliflower

Sunday, June 12, 2016

"And so, with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer."
- F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

A short post today - we've just dropped the girls off for another summer working at camp. My oldest will be one of the directors, while my youngest will be leading the L.I.T. program. They're both thrilled (and a little nervous) about the step up in responsibility. I'm excited for them, and know they'll rise to the challenge.

Earlier in the week, my oldest graduated from the University of Toronto with high distinction. And the week before that, my husband and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary. We have much to be grateful for and, yes, life does feel like it's beginning over again with the summer.

Tahini Roasted Cauliflower
(from Playing with Flour)

1/3 cup tahini
2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 - 3/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
2 Tbsp drained capers
6 cups cauliflower florets (from one medium size cauliflower)
Half a lemon
2/3 Tbsp chopped fresh parley
1/4 tsp kosher salt

Preheat oven to 475 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil and set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk tahini, olive oil and red pepper flakes together. Gently whisk in the capers. Add cauliflower and toss well to coat. Arrange cauliflower in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Roast for 15 minutes, stirring about halfway through.

Remove pan from oven. Immediately squeeze juice of half a lemon over top. Sprinkle with salt and parsley. Transfer to a serving platter and serve.

The grad with mom and dad

June 1, 1991


Cakelaw said...

Congratulations on your 25th anniversary. Such a lovely wedding photo. And congrats to your oldest on their graduation. Tahini roasted cauliflower sounds just like the kind of side I'd like.

Inger @ Art of Natural Living said...

Great pictures and congrats on everything Beth! ANd you still found time to post--the cauliflower looks great. I love tahini and happen to have a cauliflower so it may be on my menu this week!

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake said...

Loads of congratulations are in order!!! You must be so proud of your girls---they've grown up to be such lovely young women.
P.S. Your cauliflower looks fabulous!

That Girl said...

Happy Anniversary! 25 years is nothing to sneeze at.

~~louise~~ said...

Hi Beth:)
You sure do have a lovely and rather busy family, lol...Congratulations on all the accolades!

Happy Anniversary! As That Girl said, "25 years is nothing to sneeze at:)

I'm really liking this Tahini Roasted Cauliflower. I have a jar of tahini in the fridge just begging to be used. I can't wait to try it!!!

Thank you so much for sharing, Beth...Enjoy:)

Gloria Baker said...

Congrats Beth what lovely wedding Picture and for your daugther too.
Love cauliflower ! Look delicious !

Gloria Baker said...

Congrats Beth what lovely wedding Picture and for your daugther too.
Love cauliflower ! Look delicious !

Natalie Aguirre said...

Congrats on your anniversary and your daughter's graduation. This looks like a fantastic recipe that I must try. Thanks.

Angie's Recipes said...

Congratulations on your Anniversary, Beth, and the graduation of your daughter. You two must be very proud of her! The roasted cauliflower looks very tasty.

Monica said...

So nice to have so many things to celebrate; congratulations on your oldest daughter's graduation and on your 25th anniversary!! Thank you for letting me know you tried the cauliflower recipe. I've made it several times and we love it. Keep enjoying the summer!

Unknown said...

Many congratulations on your 25th anniversary, and your daughter's graduation Beth. I love roasted cauliflower but never had that with tahini. This tahini roasted cauliflower looks so dreamy. PS: Loved your wedding picture! :)

grace said...

so much to celebrate! congrats to your girl and to YOU! i love cauliflower--i think it might be my favorite veggie right now. this looks like a delicious way to prepare it, and it's one i haven't tried!

Kitchen Riffs said...

Congrats on your 25th! And congrats to your daughter -- U of T is a terrific school. In a former life I published engineering and computer science texts, and have visited every major engineering school in North America (looking for authors). Made made trips to Toronto -- such a good school. Anyway, speaking of good, such a good recipe! Looks wonderful -- thanks.

Julie said...

So much to celebrate and be thankful for!! Congratulations! Love the photos.

Crystal Collier said...

25 years? HUGE congrats! And your daughter... Wow. You've really done a good job, mommy. =) Hey, that recipe will fit into my diet. *super grin* Thanks for that!

Cheri Savory Spoon said...

Hi Beth, so many wonderful things to celebrate, congratulations!!!

Tricia Buice said...

Congratulations on your daughter's graduation, happy anniversary - you were a beautiful bride and we just love Monica's recipes and I've wanted to try this one so thanks for the reminder! Have a nice father's day!

Jemi Fraser said...

Love the pics! Your bouquet is gorgeous :)

Cauliflower is one of my faves - this sounds delicious!!

Pam said...

Congratulations all the way around! And the cauliflower sounds delicious! Happy celebrating!

handmade by amalia said...

One of my favorite dishes. Congratulations on all your happy events!

Andrea_TheKitchenLioness said...

Dear Beth, congratulations to your daughter and the two of you! You must be very proud!!! You all look so happy - your lovely picture is certainly making me smile on this grey Monday morning! All the very best for your daughters future!
And, yes, your tahini-roasted cauliflower looks utterly delicious - Fabulous sounding recipe!

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