Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini, Mint, Pistachios and Pomegranate Seeds
1 head(s), large, (about 2 ½ lbs), tough outer leaves discarded (okay to leave tender ones attached)
Olive oil cooking spray
1 tsp, divided
Fresh lemon juice
Fresh mint leaves
¼ cup(s), coarsely chopped
Shelled pistachio nuts
2 Tbsp, chopped
- Preheat oven to 400ºF.
- Place cauliflower on a large piece of aluminum foil; coat with cooking spray. Sprinkle evenly with ½ tsp salt (pick up cauliflower and tilt it as you season); tightly wrap cauliflower in foil and roast 20-25 minutes. Uncover; coat with another layer of cooking spray. Roast, unwrapped, until golden brown and tender (until a knife can be easily inserted in center); check after 30-45 minutes and if not done, continue to cook, checking for doneness every 10-15 minutes.
- Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together tahini, water, lemon juice, and remaining 1/2 tsp salt.
- Transfer cauliflower to a serving platter; drizzle with tahini dressing. Sprinkle with mint, pomegranate seeds, and nuts. Serve immediately.
- Serving size: 1/6 of recipe