Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini Ranch

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roasted cauliflower tahini ranch recipe
Photo: Michael Marquand/Styling: Jake Cohen

Chef and recipe developer Jake Cohen loves cauliflower (a man after our own heart). He also owns the fact that he’s a big ranch devotee. So naturally, he combined the two to create a miraculous side dish: roasted cauliflower with tahini ranch.

“I zhuzhed up ranch with Greek yogurt, fresh herbs and tahini for a decadently rich sauce to smother golden brown florets of roasted cauliflower,” Cohen said while talking us through the recipe. “My favorite part is the little kick you get from the Aleppo pepper, a Syrian variety that adds the perfect amount of heat, only to be cooled off by the ranch.”

We’re guessing you’ll lick the ranch bowl clean. But if you do have any extra, drizzle it on roasted potatoes the next day.

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Tahini Ranch

¾ cup whole-milk Greek yogurt

¾ cup buttermilk

¼ cup tahini

2 tablespoons lemon juice

¼ cup minced fresh dill

¼ cup minced fresh chives

1 teaspoon onion powder

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 garlic clove, finely grated

Kosher salt, to taste


2 medium heads cauliflower, broken into florets

½ cup extra-virgin olive oil

1 teaspoon Aleppo pepper

Kosher salt, to taste

Freshly chopped dill and chives, for garnish


1. Make the Tahini Ranch: In a medium bowl, whisk together the Greek yogurt, buttermilk, tahini, lemon juice, dill, chives, onion powder, garlic powder, garlic clove and kosher salt. Set aside.

2. Prepare the Cauliflower: Preheat the oven to 450°F. On a sheet pan, toss the cauliflower with the olive oil, Aleppo pepper and salt to coat.

3. Roast, tossing halfway through, until the cauliflower is golden and tender, 30 to 35 minutes. Transfer to a platter and drizzle with the tahini ranch. Garnish with the chopped herbs and serve.

Nutrition Facts
  • Tahini Ranch

  • 81 calories

  • 6g fat

  • 5g carbs

  • 4g protein

  • 0g sugars

  • Cauliflower

  • 157 calories

  • 14g fat

  • 7g carbs

  • 3g protein

  • 3g sugars

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