Roasted Cauliflower Tahini Dip

Baba ghanoush lovers take note – this luscious dip is inspired by your favorite eggplant dip, but we’ve swapped in roasted cauliflower for a cruciferous twist. Try it with carrots and cucumbers or seasoned toasted pita chips.

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Gibson & Smith
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
60 min
75 min


  • 1 head cauliflower, chopped into florets (about 6 cups chopped)
  • 1 head garlic
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp tahini paste
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp each ground black pepper and ground cumin


  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF. On a large rimmed nonstick baking sheet, spread cauliflower and mist with cooking spray. Tear a small square of foil (large enough to hold garlic) and mist with cooking spray. Slice about ¼ inch off the top of the garlic head so that cloves are exposed. Wrap garlic tightly in foil and place on baking sheet with cauliflower. Roast for 45 minutes, turning cauliflower halfway. Remove from oven, unwrap garlic (being careful of steam) and set aside to cool for 10 minutes.
  2. To a food processor or blender, add cauliflower and garlic (squeeze out garlic from peel) along with remaining ingredients and 2 tbsp water. Process for several minutes, until smooth.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1/4 cup
  • Calories 78
  • Carbohydrate Content 5 g
  • Cholesterol Content 0 mg
  • Fat Content 6 g
  • Fiber Content 2 g
  • Protein Content 2 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 1 g
  • Sodium Content 133 mg
  • Sugar Content 2 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content 0 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content 1 g