Holiday Party Recipe: Roasted Cauliflower and Sesame Spread

The Asian flavors in this recipe pair beautifully with Gewurztraminer.

Roasted Cauliflower and Sesame Spread from Food & Wine

Active time: 15 mins; total time: 1 hr; Yield: Makes 2 cups

  • 1 head of cauliflower (2 pounds), halved crosswise and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • Kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons tahini (sesame) paste
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • Sesame seeds
  • Pita bread or chips, for serving
  • Step 1

Preheat the oven to 450°. In a large bowl, toss the cauliflower with the oil, ginger and coriander and season with salt. Spread the cauliflower on a rimmed baking sheet and roast for about 40 minutes, stirring once or twice, until tender and lightly browned in spots. Let cool slightly.

  • Step 2

Transfer the cauliflower to a food processor. Add the tahini and lemon juice and pulse to a chunky puree; season with salt. Add the cilantro and pulse just until incorporated. Transfer the spread to a bowl and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Serve warm with pita bread or chips.

Make Ahead: The sesame-cauliflower spread can be refrigerated overnight and warmed up in the microwave before the party.