Zaatar Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with Green Tahini Sauce – a simple delicious vegan meal full of Middle Eastern flavor that can be made in under 35 minutes. With a Video!

 Zaatar Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with Green Tahini Sauce - a simple delicious vegan meal full of Middle Eastern flavor that can be made in 35 minutes. | www.feastingathome.com

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Holy YUMMMMM!!! Here’s a very simple recipe for Zaatar Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with Green Tahini Sauce that can be made in just under 35 minutes. Serve it with Everyday Kale Slaw and you’ll have a very tasty vegan meal that is low in carbs and gluten-free.

You’ll find a million uses for the leftover Green Tahini Sauce in the coming week, sooooo delicious spooned into wraps, over salads, buddha bowls or roasted veggies, you’ll thank yourself for making it!

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 Zaatar Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with Green Tahini Sauce - a simple delicious vegan meal full of Middle Eastern flavor that can be made in 35 minutes. | www.feastingathome.com

To make the cauliflower steaks, trim the leaves off the cauliflower while keeping the stem in tact. Clean the stem up, then slice the cauliflower  into  ¾ inch slices.

 Zaatar Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with Green Tahini Sauce - a simple delicious vegan meal full of Middle Eastern flavor that can be made in 35 minutes. | www.feastingathome.com

Brush with olive oil and sprinkle with salt, pepper and Zaatar. Place in the hot oven and roast until tender.

 Zaatar Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with Green Tahini Sauce - a simple delicious vegan meal full of Middle Eastern flavor that can be made in 35 minutes. | www.feastingathome.com

While it is roasting make the green tahini sauce!

 Zaatar Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with Green Tahini Sauce - a simple delicious vegan meal full of Middle Eastern flavor that can be made in 35 minutes. | www.feastingathome.com

Then plate the Zaatar roasted Cauliflower and drizzle with the flavorful Green Tahini Sauce!

 Zaatar Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with Green Tahini Sauce - a simple delicious vegan meal full of Middle Eastern flavor that can be made in 35 minutes. | www.feastingathome.com

So flavorful and tender!

 Zaatar Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with Green Tahini Sauce - a simple delicious vegan meal full of Middle Eastern flavor that can be made in 35 minutes. | www.feastingathome.com

Serve this alongside a big helping of Everyday Kale Salad!

 Zaatar Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with Green Tahini Sauce - a simple delicious vegan meal full of Middle Eastern flavor that can be made in 35 minutes. | www.feastingathome.com

 

For an authentic zaatar spice recipe make sure to try this.

For more recipes using Zaatar try this Zaatar Roasted Eggplant and this Zaatar Avocado Toast or this Roasted Sunchoke and Barley Bowl with Zaatar Tahini  and during zucchini season this Grilled Zaatar Zucchini .

 

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Zaatar Cauliflower Steaks with Green Tahini Sauce

  • Author: Sylvia Fountaine
  • Prep Time: 13
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 43 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: vegan, vegan main, cauliflower recipes
  • Method: Roasted
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern

Description

A simple recipe for Middle Eastern Zaatar Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with Green Tahini Sauce. Vegan and Gluten-free!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 whole cauliflower- leaves trimmed ( leave the stem intact)- sliced into ½ inch thick steaks
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 34 teaspoons zaatar spice  ( a blend of cumin, coriander, sumac, sesame seeds)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Green Tahini Sauce

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1-2 fat garlic cloves
  • 3/4 cup fresh herbs (cilantro, Italian parsley, dill or basil or a combo!) tiny stems ok!
  • 23 slices jalapeno (optional)
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon salt, start with 1/2, add more to taste
  • ½ cup tahini paste


Instructions

Preheat oven to  425F

Trim leaves off cauliflower leaving the long stem intact. Slice the very end off the stem. Slice the Cauliflower into 5-6 slices about ½-¾ inches thick. See photos.

Brush with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Sprinkle generously with zaatar spice and place on a parchment lined sheet pan in the oven, to roast until fork tender about 20-25 minutes.

While it’s roasting make the green tahini sauce.

Place all the ingredients except the tahini paste in the blender, and blend until combined (but not smooth). Add the tahini paste and blend again until desired smoothness. Adjust salt to taste. Add more water to thin it out if you like.

Plate up the Zaatar Cauliflower Steaks and Drizzle with Green Tahini Sauce! Serve alongside the Everyday Kale Salad!


Notes

The recipe for the green tahini sauce will probably  make more than you will need, save the leftovers of buddha bowls, salads  or roasted veggies doing the week.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 308
  • Sugar: 3.1 g
  • Sodium: 224 mg
  • Fat: 27.1 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 14.6 g
  • Fiber: 5.7 g
  • Protein: 7.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: Zaatar Cauliflower, Green tahini Sauce, Zaatar Roasted Cauliflower, Cauliflower steaks, how to make cauliflower steaks

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Hi, I'm Sylvia!

Chef and author of the whole-foods recipe blog, Feasting at Home, Sylvia Fountaine is a former restaurant owner and caterer turned full-time food blogger. She currently lives in the Pacific Northwest and shares seasonal, healthy recipes along with tips and tricks from her home kitchen.

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  1. It’s summer! Would it work to grill rather than roast the cauliflower? We have a beautiful head of cauliflower in the garden as well as fresh garden herbs for the sauce. But who wants to turn on the oven in August???

    1. I hear you Mary! I have never grilled cauliflower raw. I’m sure it can be done. Go low and slow?

  2. Addicted to this recipe and green tahini sauce. However I just made a batch using the stand alone green tahini sauce and it was so salty it’s inedible. I notice that the recipe here suggests starting with a 1/2 tsp salt. I also used sea salt this time instead of my usual kosher
    Please edit the stand alone recipe to save someone else from a similar tragedy 🙂

    1. Oh dear- thanks Christine, I fixed the error. Appreciate you letting me know!

  3. This was the 2nd recipe we’ve used from this marvelous blog, and it was so delicious. Trying to eat more vegan, this “steak” does not disappoint. Definitely be very generous with the za’atar spice, I could have added more. The green tahini? Mind blown. So good!

  4. Made this recipe tonight and my family loved it! I messed up on the sauce and ended up adding water and 2 avocados and it tamed things from being WAY too spicy (whoops!) Definitely going to make again with the correct herbs for the sauce haha

    1. Oh goodness! the Tahini really makes it! You could try making “tahini” with raw sunflower seeds and water (half-half)- I’ve done that in a high powered blender.

  5. The green sauce in this recipe is to die for!!! So tasty. I made the cauliflower and sauce over a bed of couscous and I forgot to buy kale so I added chickpeas instead! And one day this week I added olives on the side for a little something extra. I love your recipes!

  6. Hi! This was delicious :-). The recipe doesn’t actually say to sprinkle on the spice, so I assumed that you do it before roasting.

  7. Where did you find cauliflower that looks like this?! Mine doesn’t slice up like this at all. We have nuggets instead of steaks.

    1. Nuggets work too!:) I just try to find the biggest cauliflower I can get my hands on, and then carefully slice. Not all pieces are perfect – especially the ends- but usually the middle pieces look pretty good. 😉

  8. We did this recipe via video with my cooking coach and it was perfect! My birth boyfriend loved his roommate loved it and it was totally easy to do once I figured out how to cut the cauliflower

  9. I made this tonight and it was absolutely delicious! I made your za’atar seasoning on Sunday which is how I found this recipe. Even my nearly seven-year-old daughter approved of this recipe! We served it with leftover veggies from last night which consisted of summer squash (from our garden), zucchini, bell peppers and red onions. I topped the cauliflower with the incredible green tahini sauce and toasted pepitas! Can’t wait to try more of your recipes!

  10. So easy to make but so delicious. Great for healthy, yummy dinners. Thanks!! 🙂

  11. Sauce was amazing. So creamy, this is just right for the dairy obsessed normly non vegan.

  12. Delicious! I had two servings. I made this last night. My tahini was a little bitter so next time I will be sure to buy a better brand.

  13. So beyond delicious! The Zaatar gave the cauliflower such a great flavor and paired with the green tahini sauce made it even more addictive.

  14. This was really good! I made it into a bowl dish by cutting up the cauliflower into smaller pieces and roasting with chickpeas. Served it over barley and topped it all with the sauce, slaw, and some pine nuts. We loved it. I did have to add some maple to the sauce to cut the bitterness—not a recipe problem but a tahini quality problem. Still in search of a non-bitter tahini…

  15. Wow! Like every FeastingAtHome.com recipe, this was spectacular. Not difficult to make and so delicious. I made my own Zaatar. My hubby and I are looking forward to using the leftover green tahini sauce for other dishes during the week. The sauce is similar to Cava’s green tahini dressing.