My Mom loves to bring me veggies when she visits lately, a super treat for me as I am a chronic eater-outer and have a Bachelor's fridge, most days. On her latest visit, among the variety she brought cauliflower, my least favorite veg. It has been 20+ years of living the veg-life so I do adore most veggies, and when done right cauliflower is on that list, I just rarely give it a shot. There is a tahini cauliflower dish at Pita Jungle that I adore though so that was the inspiration today.
** BONUS: a head of cauliflower has 11g of protein (The same amount as half a can of chickpeas) , loads of vitamin C, a good amount of vitamin B-6, along with some good iron, calcium, magnesium, only 145 calories and 12g fiber! PLUS cauliflower is rich in DIM, a phytonutrient that has been show to help fight cancer and balance hormones.
Easy Garlic Tahini Grilled Cauliflower
- 1 head cauliflower, chopped into bite sized pieces
- juice of 1 lime
- 2tsp garlic powder
- 2 Tbsp tahini
- pinch paprika
- salt to taste
heat up your indoor grill (go get one, seriously, your tofu and veggies will be off the charts) for a few minutes then place the cauliflower pieces on the grill, squeeze half of your lime juice on the florets, close 'er up and wait. I grilled mine for about 10 minutes, you want the texture to be soft and a bit of charring.
While waiting for the grill, whip up your sauce in a medium sized bowl. Just stir together the tahini, remaining lime juice, paprika, garlic, and salt to taste. Spoon the cooked cauliflower into the bowl and toss in sauce, eat it up, yum!