roasted cauliflower with tahini sauce

I am obsessed with roasted cauliflower right now.  I love when you roast it and it gets slightly crispy and brown.  mmmm and, when you drizzle this homemade tahini sauce on top with some onion and parsley, it. is. so. good. 

Eating cauliflower has some serious side effects. Usually when we hear the words "side effects" they are followed by a scary list of potential ailments. However, when you eat a diet of whole foods, the side effects are happy things like weight loss, more energy and clearer skin. Cauliflower has even better side effects like a reducing the risk of colon and lung cancer, preventing constipation, can even help you sleep better, remember things more clearly and improving calcium absorption that promotes healthy bones! Woah, nature is amazing. 


1 head of cauliflower
1 yellow onion
3 tsp tahini
1/2 lemon
1/2 tsp maple syrup
2 tsp olive oil
salt and pepper to taste


Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
Put a pot of water on the stove to boil
Wash and cut the cauliflower into florets
Put the cauliflower into the pot of boiling water for 3 minutes
Strain the cauliflower into a colander and run cold water over it. Let the colander drain and the cauliflower dry out for a few minutes. You can also blot it with a towel
Put the cauliflower onto a baking sheet with a drizzle of olive oil and a little salt and pepper to taste. Mix with your hands and put into the oven to roast for 40 minutes. After 20 minutes, take out and flip the pieces so that every side gets cooked
Chop up the onion and throw the pieces onto a pan with a drizzle of olive oil. Let cook, stirring occasionally, so that the onions are brown
To make the sauce, put 3 teaspoons of tahini, 2 tsp of olive oil, 1/2 tsp of maple syrup, juice from 1/2 a lemon and 2 tsp of water into a bowl and mix until creamy. I just use a regular spoon instead of measuring spoons. 
Once the cauliflower is done, put into a serving bowl with the onions and tahini sauce and mix
Roughly chop the parsley and toss on top