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Harissa-Roasted Cauliflower Side Dish with Tahini

Moroccan Cauliflower with Tahini-Honey

Moroccan Cauliflower with Tahini-Honey is a 5 ingredient side dish with fiery flavor and a sweet sesame finish. Serve with your protein of choice for holiday entertaining or easy weeknight dinners. 
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 208kcal


  • 4 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 3/4 tsp. kosher salt, divided
  • 4 Tbsp. mild harissa paste, divided
  • 1 head cauliflower, trimmed and sliced into florets
  • 2 Tbsp. tahini (such as Soom)
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • Fresh parsley for garnish, if desired


  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • In a large bowl, combine 2 Tbsp. of the oil, 1/2 tsp. salt, and 2 Tbsp. harissa; mix well. Add cauliflower and toss to evenly coat. Spread on a rimmed baking sheet and bake for 35 minutes, tossing once halfway through, until tender. Remove from oven and toss with remaining 2 Tbsp. harissa; bake for another 5 to 10 minutes, until caramelized and charred in some spots.
  • Meanwhile, prepare Tahini-Honey by combining remaining 2 Tbsp. oil, 1/4 tsp. salt, tahini, honey, lemon juice, and black pepper; stir with a whisk. Whisk in 1 Tbsp. water to thin out to desired consistency.
  • Transfer baked cauliflower to a bowl or serving platter. Drizzle with tahini-honey, and garnish with fresh parsley, if desired



Store in an airtight container and refrigerate up to 3 days.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 208kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 340mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g