Roasted Cauliflower and Onion Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing

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    Roasted Cauliflower and Onion Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing makes a great summer salad.
    Roasted Cauliflower and Onion Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing is the perfect summer salad.

    Every year, my uncle holds an annual family barbecue. It’s the only time during the year that I get to see all of my cousins. It’s a very special occasion and each one of us brings a dish, usually homemade. I usually bring a salad, although each year it’s different. This year, I decided to bring a Roasted Cauliflower and Onion Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing. I recently discovered how delicious roasted cauliflower is so I was eager to share this with my family.

    As I mentioned, everyone brings a dish and it’s funny how every year, the menu just seems to come together. For instance, we don’t end up with one salad, one entree and eight desserts! That’s because we all indicate ahead of time what we are going to bring and this gets circulated via email so that if you are thinking of bring a dessert and see that there are already three desserts on the menu, you will choose to bring something different.


    Roasted Cauliflower and Onion Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing makes a great summer salad.
    Roasted Cauliflower and Onion Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing is the perfect summer salad.
    If you’ve never roasted cauliflower before, you’ll be amazed at the flavour. I find raw cauliflower a bit bland, but roasting it brings it to a whole new level. Cauliflower has many nutritional benefits too.
    This year, I noticed that my cousin was bringing a kale salad so I decided to create my roasted cauliflower salad with mixed greens. You can, however, make the roasted cauliflower salad with kale, which I was originally intending to do.
    You can also make this salad a main meal by adding a protein such as chickpeas, grilled chicken or salmon. Because my uncle was preparing a smoked ham, my cousin was preparing grilled chicken shish-kebabs and my sister was bringing pork sliders, I wanted to bring a side salad so I didn’t add protein to my salad.
    Roasted Cauliflower and Onion Salad
    Roasted Cauliflower and Onion Salad

    Let me know in the comment section if you make this salad.

    If you love roasted cauliflower, you might want to make Indian Spiced Roasted Cauliflower.

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    Roasted Cauliflower and Onion Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing
    Roasted Cauliflower and Onion Salad with mixed greens.
    Roasted Cauliflower and Onion Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing makes a great summer salad.
    Course Salad
    Cuisine Vegan, Vegetarian
    Prep Time 15
    Cook Time 35
    Servings
    Ingredients
    Course Salad
    Cuisine Vegan, Vegetarian
    Prep Time 15
    Cook Time 35
    Servings
    Ingredients
    Roasted Cauliflower and Onion Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing makes a great summer salad.
    Instructions
    1. Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Chop the cauliflower into small florets and slice red onion into 1/4" strips.
    2. Place cauliflower florets and sliced onion on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Drizzle 3 Tablespoons of olive oil and sprinkle salt and pepper to taste over vegetables and roast for 20 minutes.
      Place sliced onion and cauliflower florets on baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
    3. Remove baking sheet from oven and stir vegetables. Return to oven for 10-15 minutes until cauliflower and onion are slightly browned at edges.
    4. In a screw-top jar, add 1/3 cup of tahini, 1/3 cup of water, 1/4 cup of fresh lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon of cumin, cayenne (if using) and a dash of freshly ground pepper and shake well. Refrigerate if not using right away.
    5. Add roasted cauliflower and onion to bowl with mixed greens and add Lemon Tahini dressing. Enjoy!
      Combine roasted cauliflower, red onion and mixed greens in a bowl.
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    10 COMMENTS

    1. I love cauliflower and I love onions so this roasted cauliflower and onion salad sounds so yummy. I am going to have to try to make it for myself some day since the family doesn’t like either of those things.

    2. Woah! This looks really delicious. We’re trying to consume more greens and this is just a brilliant idea. It looks really easy and my family loves cauliflower. Can’t wait to try this on Saturday.

    3. I tried roasting cauliflower before and it does taste delicious! I will try making this salad. My husband would love this.

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